Josh Watson

Josh Watson

A Cherokee County native, Josh Watson attended Cherokee High School and spent sixteen years in public safety before entering the welding industry. With fourteen years’ experience as a Sheriff Deputy where he received multiple awards and another two in the Fire service as a Fire and Life Safety
Educator, Josh made the decision to attend Georgia Trade School where he would earn multiple certifications, including FCAW and SMAW.

Upon graduation, Josh accepted a position with Paradise Fabrication where he spent three years as the shop manager. While at Paradise, Josh managed numerous projects for multiple builder groups including
Pulte Homes, Ashton Woods, and Del Webb. These projects included handrail, balconies, gates, and bollards. The biggest and most complex project was building the parking garage and common area handrail for The Works Atlanta.

A resident of Rome, Georgia Josh is married with a son and enjoys coaching youth baseball, hunting, fishing, and working on his farm.

Favorite City to Visit?
Anywhere in the mountains

Favorite TV show?
MeatEater with Steven Rinella

Best advice you ever received?
Treat everyone you met with respect and kindness

If you could have dinner with three historical figures, who would you choose?
Jesus, Teddy Roosevelt, and Nolan Ryan

Favorite genre of music?

It is a beautiful day in Atlanta, what are you going to do?
Coach baseball

Favorite thing to do in Acworth?
Eat at Henry’s

Most Memorable Welding Project?
Handrail for the Works Atlanta- an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in Atlanta’s upper westside

I am a new student what should I do to be successful at GTS?
Be willing to work hard and try to apply the knowledge you are given.

I am a new graduate what should I do to be successful in the field?
Be the first to show up, the last to leave, and never let your boss outwork you.