I am very excited about the potential for partnership with COE, after meeting with Joseph Clausi, and his team of Innovative and Forward-thinking Staff and Students!! This Charter school can turn a nickel into a new building (I mean they can really stretch a dollar!!!!) and the setup is going to turn out craftsman who are advanced in their field. I had always looked at hiring out of Trade Schools as a last resort, mainly for Safety concerns, as I have the strictest hiring standards, that prevent injuries, one of them being a minimum of one-year onsite experience. I always said relevant experience was applicable, however in my mind the classroom environment just did not apply to relevant experience. Go see the school!! These students Are onsite, they are building real structures (oh they design, which they have to get by the design committee made up of real Construction World would be Peers, and build). I am hoping to have work for these welders when they are ready!