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Mission Statement

Next generation welding builds the future while honoring the past.

What We Do

Welding Classes, Weld Testing, Open Welding Laboratory, Individual and Corporate Instruction.

Who We Are

The premiere independent welding school in Georgia.

We provide best in class training on the latest cutting edge welding technology and train young people into expert welders!


Debra Lemke

To all the teachers and administrators at the Georgia Trade...

Kevin Squiers, North Cobb High School Construction Teacher

Thanks GA Trade School for all you do for North Cobb High...

Ryan Lemke, Thompson Industrial Services

Thanks you GTS for everything great group of instructors...

John Scroggins, Blacksmith and Welder – Oak Hill Iron

I have been a blacksmith for fifteen years, in that time I...

Kyle Crowe – Welder, Caterpillar

I came to Georgia Trade School directly after graduating...

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  • Congratulations to August graduate Ryan Lemke on his employment with Thompson Industrial. Ryan continues our tradition of high school football stars trading in their helmets to become great welders. Ryan is excused for being a Panthers fan!!

  • Timeline Photos
    You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001. Neither will I. I was on the 110th floor in a smoke filled room with a man who called his wife to say "Goodbye." I held his fingers steady as he dialed. I gave him the peace to say, "Honey, I am not going to make it, but it is OK ... I am ready to go." I was with his wife when he called as she fed breakfast to their children. I held her up as she tried to understand his words and as she realized he wasn't coming home that night. I was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor when a woman cried out to Me for help. "I have been knocking on the door of your heart for 50 years!" I said. "Of course I will show you the way home - only believe on Me now." I was at the base of the building with the Priest ministering to the injured and devastated souls. I took him home to tend to his Flock in Heaven. He heard my voice and answered. I was with the Firefighters, the Police Officers, the Emergency Workers. I was there, watching each brave step they took. I was on all four of those planes, in every seat, with every prayer. I was with the crew as they were overtaken. I was in the very hearts of the believers there, comforting and assuring them that their faith has saved them. I was in Texas, Kansas, London. I was standing next to you when you heard the terrible news. Did you sense Me? I want you to know that I saw every face. I knew every name - though not all know Me. Some met Me for the first time on the 86th floor. Some sought Me with their last breath. Some couldn't hear Me calling to them through the smoke and flames; "Come to Me...this way...take My hand." Some chose, for the final time, to ignore Me. But, I was there. I did not place you in the Tower that day. You may not know why, but I do. However, if you were there in that explosive moment in time, would you have reached for Me? September 11, 2001 was not the end of the journey for you. But someday your journey will end. And I will be there for you as well. Seek Me now while I may be found. Then, at any moment, you know you are "ready to go." I will be in the stairwell of your final moments. ~~~ God ~~~
  • 24 months ago this week, we begin teaching welding to a population of students that were predisposed to college. Today GTS stands as one of the nation's top welding schools with a 94% placement rate and partnerships with some of the nation's top companies, giants like Huntington Ingalls Industries, Caterpillar Inc. and Jackson Safety Welders. Year three promises to be even bigger!!