Tyler Milek, graduate of Ranken’s Advanced Precision Machining Technology Program, explains, “Ranken has helped and allowed me to not only expand my knowledge for my career path in programming, but also has allowed me to be more creative in my free time. I also invested in a CNC router and mill for the robotics team I mentor, and I can now teach middle and high school students about machining.”
Tyler went to work for The Gund Company as a machinist after graduating Cum Laude in May 2020. [The company] is a global, vertically integrated, manufacturer and fabricator of engineered material solutions for the most demanding electrical and mechanical requirements of our industry leaders. “Tyler is a valued employee,” says Josh D’Atri, Value Stream Manager, at The Gund Company . . . “He is eager to learn and is capable of working in many areas of the shop. What we admire most about Tyler is that he is a great team player and has a lot of potential for future growth within our organization.”
Paul Durkee, Precision Machining Technology Instructor, recalls “Tyler was the type of student that is an asset to others around him. Besides having a passion for machining and engineering, he has a great work ethic and is one of the nicest guys you will meet. Tyler went above and beyond during his time at Ranken, and I expect that he will have an abundance of success in his career moving forward.”
One of Tyler’s fondest memories of his Ranken experience is having the opportunity to create a custom set of coasters for Missouri Senator, Roy Blunt, with the U.S. Senate Seal on the inside.