Ranken Technical College Announces New Partnership with Subaru of America

ST. LOUIS (January 31, 2018) Ranken Technical College is launching a new educational partnership with Subaru of America that will provide its students with specialized training, certifications and additional career opportunities within the expanding network of Subaru dealerships.

Beginning in the 2018 fall semester, Ranken automotive students can be a part of Subaru University (also called "Subaru-U), a program designed to combine the talent and resources of Subaru of America, its more than 600 dealerships nationwide, and select NATEF/AYES accredited Secondary and Post-Secondary schools.

On January 31, Subaru officials attended a ceremony at Ranken’s St. Louis Rodenheiser Automotive Center, where they announced the new partnership and presented the school with a 2017 Subaru Legacy, an engine assembly and a transmission assembly.

“This relationship greatly benefits all parties involved,” said Ranken’s Dean of Academic Affairs Dan Kania. “Through Subaru University, our students will gain valuable knowledge of Subaru vehicle systems and certifications that better prepare them for possible employment. This partnership will also be very helpful to Subaru dealers who are looking for highly qualified technicians that know the Subaru technology and brand, and enable them to deliver superior service for their customers.”

With Subaru's Web-Based Training (WBT) included in the existing curriculum, Ranken students will have the ability to take most of the entry-level training that is required of all Subaru technicians. Students can even opt to take a Subaru Level 2 Instructor-Led Training Test-out to advance their training even further.

Students who start the Automotive Maintenance Technology program in the fall can get recruited or choose the option track of working at a Subaru dealer. Then the following semester students will rotate between 8-week classes and 8-week internships at the dealership.

“We are seeking highly skilled technicians in a very competitive market, and are committed to investing in the next generation of technicians,” said Chris Weigel, Technical Training Education Manager for Subaru. “Subaru is delighted that Ranken Technical College, an institution who has a long history of preparing students to succeed at every level, will be our partner in our efforts.”

Ranken is regarded as one of best automotive colleges in the Midwest, offering a variety of automotive degrees and certificates, including two types of associate degrees. The programs combine hands-on education, instruction and practical experience to prepare students to fill in-demand jobs and have successful careers.

Students interested in learning more about Subaru University and Ranken’s other programs are encouraged to call Ranken’s Admissions Office at (314) 286-4809.
About Ranken Technical College
Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning whose primary mission is to provide the comprehensive education and training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields.

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