Warner Robbins native, Sidni Hinesley has returned to the Peach State to lead our student recruitment efforts and employer partnerships. A graduate of the Houston County School System with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Ashford University, Sidni served in the United States Marine Corps including two tours of service in Iraq (2007) and Afghanistan (2009).
Following her distinguished military communications career, Ms. Hinesley joined the Fortune 500 giant Huntington Ingalls Industries- the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps largest shipbuilder. During her six-year tenure at the most important 800 acres in the United States, Sidni formed relationships with trade schools and technical colleges across the nation, created and implemented multiple training courses and contributed to social media and marketing.
No stranger to awards, Sidni was part of a team that was recognized nationally by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for veterans hiring initiatives. An accomplished speaker, Ms. Wafler has presented at multiple national conferences on specialized techniques for recruiting.
A Cobb County resident, Sidni serves on the Governors High Demand Career Initiative Construction Task Force, the Kennesaw Mountain High School Construction Advisory Committee, the Cobb Workforce Partnership and her memberships include Women in Manufacturing and Cobb Executive Women.
What is your favorite city? Chicago
What is your favorite musical group or musician? Aerosmith
What makes GTS unique or special? It’s extremely personal! The instructors really get to know you and are thrive off of making students successful.
Favorite part of your job? Watching the students when they’ve figured out they love welding. Seeing the passion they develop makes me want to do my job twice as hard. I love helping people find their place with a timeless skillset that will set them up for success for the rest of their life.
Advice to aspiring welders? Hood down and mouth shut
Why welding over college? With welding, you can change industries but not careers few, if any, college degrees provide that level of flexibility