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Grad Profiles





City: San Antonio, TX

Age: 20

High School: Ronald Reagan High School 2014

Enrolled GTS March 2016

Graduated GTS June 2016

"I am working in Deer Park, Texas for JV Industrial. I'm making $20 an hour right now, but in a month or two I'll be working in plants making at least $30 an hour."


City: Temecula, CA

Age: 26

High School: Claremont 2009

College: Sierra Nevada 2014, BS Global Business

Enrolled GTS February 2016

Graduated GTS June 2016

Wage: $37 an hour plus a rig check of $25 an hour

"I can't thank y'all enough for what I learned at GTS. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience."


City: Kennesaw, GA

High School: North Cobb 2009

Enrolled GTS March 2016

Graduated GTS September 2016

Employer: Commercial Stainless Fabrications

"I would suggest this school to anyone who wanted to change their life for the better in 4-6 months. The instructors and staff are helpful, supportive, and patient. I easily found a job with the skills they taught me and love it! I would encourage more women to consider welding as a career; don't be intimidated."


Structural Welder, 18 years old

High School: Kennesaw Mountain High December 2014

Georgia Trade School Graduate: May 2015

Hired by Caterpillar: May 2015

Starting Pay: $16 an hour, First year income with overtime: $53,000 (with 5 weeks vacation)

"Thank you, Mr. Whitaker. I couldn't have gotten here if you had never told me about Georgia Trade School!"