Scott Miller tells us, “Ranken provided him the tools and methods necessary to be successful in this field; not just textbook knowledge but practical application by experienced professionals in the business.” Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associate Degree in Precision Machining Technology in 2017.

Scott served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps for four years after working as a residential general contractor. He worked in machining and construction fabrication both before and after attending Ranken. Scott is now the Owner & Operator of 360 Machine Shop, LLC, a precision machining and manufacturing shop specializing in 5-Axis machining located in East Peoria, Illinois.

Scott competed in the 2017 and 2018 SkillsUSA CNC Technician contests. He took 1st place at both the district and state championships. Scott advanced to the SkillsUSA National Conferences, where he placed 10th nationally in 2017 and finished 3rd in 2018.

Chris Clinton, former Precision Machining instructor, explains “Being an instructor at Ranken Technical College provided some of my most cherished memories in the machining industry. The most rewarding aspect was working with students who had that ‘it’ factor; Scott Miller was that student. His work ethic, ambition, and raw talent always stood out to us. Scott was not only engaged at the highest level personally, he also made himself available to help any students who struggled with the material. I’ve kept up with Scott since his time at Ranken. I couldn’t be more excited about both his growth in the industry and knowing he will ‘pay it forward’ by bringing young people into the trade and helping them reach their full potential. The only thing Scott loves more than the machining industry is Candy Corn!!”

Scott says, “My favorite memories while at Ranken were working with students who genuinely wanted to learn and better their abilities, and the faculty who legitimately encouraged growth and went above-and-beyond to facilitate it.” Scott worked as a tutor, shop assistant, and lab assistant while attending Ranken.

Scott pictured above at 2018 SkillsUSA National Conference (2nd from right)
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