Scot McKneely

Short Version

How to be my friend? 

Answer: For a student probably not possible! Served in my beloved Corps from 200-2014. Let me coach your kid in baseball

How to get an “A” in my class?

Answer: Easy! Show up, listen, pay attention, study a little and put forth some effort

Quickest way to piss me off?

Answer: Ask me the same question over and over and when I tell you to do something you do the complete opposite

If I am mad you should……

Answer: Stay away! Blood makes the grass grow

What’s on my Mixtape?

Answer: Anything 90’s, hip hop or grunge

My specialty is……?

Answer: Being blunt and direct, adapting to millennial’s; GTAW  and anything SMAW

Why I get out of bed?

Answer: My beautiful, mean, awesome wife. My three boys and everything I can do for them.

Why am I qualified to teach you?

Answer: I have been a teacher and leader my entire adult life. 10 Years as a U.S Marine has taught me to lead and teach by example. I live my life by learning new things and trying to pass them on to future generations.


Long Version

With 10 years of Marine Corps experience, Certified Pipe Welder Scot McKneely has returned to GTS to impart his knowledge and leadership skills to the next generation of welders. An E-6 Staff Sergeant, Scot served two tours of Combat, the Iraqi Invasion of 2003 and the Marjah operation in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010.

Following his distinguished military career, Mr. McKneely worked as a Tig Pipe Welder in Port Allen, Louisiana for Performance Contractors. While at Performance, Scot welded on carbon steel, stainless steel, monel, iconel and chrome. Scot also built pipe sections for oil refineries including Exxon and Rhodia and worked on commercial kitchen equipment and stainless steel tables as a Tig Welder and Fabricator for Frankie USA in Fayetteville, Tennessee

Mr.McKneely also worked as a MIG welder in Winchester, Tennessee where he fabricated farm and horticulture equipment including hoppers and augers. Scot also has worked on hydraulic systems, fabricating parts for companies such as Sunbelt Rentals, Apache Mill Rugs and Waste Management.
In addition to teaching, Scot represents GTS at area high schools and at events like the annual Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education conference and the Cobb Workforce Partnership Future Fest.

A 2015 Graduate of Georgia Trade School where he was awarded student of the month for his dedication to the craft, Scot resides in Cobb County with his wife and three children.