Scott Griffin explains, “Ranken prepared me for my career in the automotive field. It taught me to be responsible for my time throughout the day and be productive. I was able to secure employment right away after graduation and was a journeyman tech within two years of graduating.” Scott graduated in 1992 from Ranken’s Automotive Collision Repair Program.
“After ten years in the field, I started my own company,” he says. Scott is the proud owner and general manager of Griffin Automotive Design & Collision Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. “I started very small in a 1,600 square foot shop. Now, after our fourth expansion, I have a 35,000 square foot facility. I give Ranken Technical College a lot of credit for helping set my career in motion with the right knowledge and tools I needed.”
Griffin Automotive Design has been a family-owned and operated auto repair shop since 2002. It is your one-stop shop for all things automotive: full restoration, metal fabrication, collision, body work, upholstery and interior, and everything mechanical featuring 54 working bays.
While attending Ranken Technical College, Scott was the VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) class representative, and he won a number of awards at local and state Missouri competitions. Scott enjoyed the sportsmanship aspect of the program. VICA, now identified as SkillsUSA, brings employers, educators, and students together to promote superior workmanship, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. The contests encourage hands-on, friendly competition among students giving them recognition for their skills.