Through a partnership with Ranken Technical College, nine SSM Health plant operations employees recently graduated with Stationary Engineering certificates.
Ranken worked with SSM Health in designing and delivering a customized program with classes conveniently located at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s Children Hospital in the City of St. Louis. Participants were eligible for SSM Health tuition reimbursement and met weekly for two semesters.
Stationary engineers play important roles in installing, maintaining, repairing and restoring high pressure and low pressure boilers, steam engines, pumps, ammonia systems and other necessary facility equipment. The City of St. Louis requires that employees in these areas have stationary engineering licenses, which includes five years of boiler experience. Ranken’s class provides the necessary training while it shortens that required boiler room experience.
Stationary engineers are especially important in the expanding health care field, where providers are building many new facilities and also replacing older equipment with the most up-to-date technologies.
“This program benefits all parties,” said Ranken Dean of Continuing Education and Workplace Development Keyvan Gerami. “Many SSM Health employees want more technical training and education but have limited time and resources. Ranken is dedicated to working with companies to offer flexible, innovative programs that help employees to learn while they work. SSM Health is helping employees improve their skill sets which will then result in better operations and services.”
If they have an interest, graduates with Stationary Engineering certifications can apply their course credits toward a Ranken associate degree and/or bachelor degree.
In the fall, in addition to continuing its Stationary Engineering certification program, SSM Health and Ranken will begin an HVACR certification program that will help to develop the skills of employees in this important field, as well.
Companies interested in providing their employees with customized technical education should contact Ranken’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development Office at 314-286-3670 or 314-286-3640.
SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s more than 40,000 employees and 10,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve. For more information can be found at: https://www.ssmhealth.com/
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. More information can be found at ranken.edu