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27th June 2018

AGMA Hosted First Gear Education Course at Ranken Technical College


June 22, 2018 Alexandria, VA—AGMA hosted the most recent Gear Failure Analysis course at Ranken Technical College last week. Students from all over the country came to St. Louis to partake in one of AGMA’s longest-running and most popular gear education courses. The sold-out class hosted 40 participants for the first time at Ranken and was taught by Robert Budny and Andrew Milburn.

Gear Failure Analysis has been in AGMA’s curriculum for 20 years and has become an education staple for all levels of professionals in the gear industry. Students explore gear failure analysis in a hands-on seminar where they can hold and examine samples of failed gears close up. This type of tangible education is why AGMA has partnered with Ranken Technical College, who value and offer students a career path through manufacturing, automotive electrical and more.

“The Gear Failure class was a huge success at Ranken,” explained Education Director Casandra Blassingame. “Their facilities are perfect for our students and the gear education AGMA offers. We look forward to growing our relationship with Ranken.”

AGMA is currently working on expanding and growing its gear education curriculum. By working with established technical colleges that are already very active in their communities, AGMA will be able to offer continuing education opportunities for those looking to get into gear manufacturing and engineering.

“Ranken is very pleased to work with AGMA to provide students with the best possible learning experiences, and to help them achieve their professional development goals,” said Ranken President Stan Shoun. “We are committed to combining hands-on education with the life skills and problem-solving abilities that employers desire and require.”

There will be another Gear Failure Analysis course hosted at Ranken on November 6-8, 2018. Interested students should register at:

For further information about AGMA education or Gear Failure Analysis, please contact Casandra Blassingame at 



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