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Ranken Technical College has marked 2023 as a transformative year by forging partnerships with NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers) and RIDGID to introduce three groundbreaking RIDGID certifications.

New Certifications:

  1. Manual and Handheld Power Threading
  2. Power Machine Threading
  3. Pressing for HVAC and Plumbing


Pioneering in Education: Since 1907, Ranken Technical College has housed its plumbing program in the original lab space, a testament to its enduring commitment to excellence. The institution takes pride in being among the nation’s first educational pioneers to offer cutting-edge certifications in collaboration with NC3 and RIDGID. This partnership further underscores Ranken’s dedication to providing high-quality, industry-relevant education.

Comprehensive Training: Each certification includes hands-on labs complemented by an online test. This comprehensive approach ensures that students not only acquire theoretical knowledge but also gain practical skills essential for success in the workforce.

Empowering Future Professionals: The successful completion of all three certifications by 60 students signifies a major accomplishment for Ranken Technical College. These certifications serve as a solid foundation for students, equipping them with the requisite skills to kickstart their careers in the competitive fields of Construction Trades and Plumbing.

Looking Ahead: As the academic landscape continues to evolve, Ranken Technical College remains at the forefront of innovation and industry collaboration. The institution’s dedication to staying ahead of the curve ensures that students receive education that is not only relevant but also aligns with the dynamic needs of the workforce. According to Bill Finn from NC3, “NC3 takes immense pride in its partnership with Ranken, recognizing it as an NC3 Leadership school that leads the way in Career and Technical Education (CTE). This collaboration underscores Ranken’s reputation as a destination for industry-recognized credentials, marking a transformative journey for students as they transition into the workforce.” Finn further emphasizes, “This relationship between Ranken and NC3 not only elevates the educational experience but also creates a pathway for students to excel in their chosen fields, armed with skills tailored to meet the demands of contemporary industries.”

Exploring Plumbing Technology at Ranken:
For those interested in delving deeper into the world of Plumbing Technology, Ranken Technical College offers a specialized program. Learn more about Plumbing Technology and explore the exciting opportunities it presents by visiting Ranken’s Plumbing Technology Program.

Ranken Technical College’s strategic partnerships with NC3 and RIDGID with the introduction of these new RIDGID certifications mark a significant milestone in the institution’s commitment to providing top-notch education and preparing students for successful careers. The future looks bright for both Ranken and the aspiring professionals who have embraced these innovative certifications.

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