About Us

Learn about Code Steel Academies’ objectives, philosophy, timeline, Direct Path Program™ and more.

Code Steel Academies

Code Steel Academies is a 501C3 non-profit trade school ready to break the economic and cultural barriers surrounding traditional trade schools.

C.S.A. is the go-to provider for high quality, affordable education opportunities. We’ve accomplished this by building our business model around returning a substantial amount of earnings to students in the form of full and partial scholarships. Not only are we intent on providing leading-edge trade education to military veterans, their family members, and a wide range of under-served communities, but we are also committed to the long-term success of our students by maintaining high completion and job placement rates through our partnerships with local and national businesses. A substantial amount of our earnings are returned to aid in each student’s educational advancement in the form of full or partial scholarships. C.S.A. provides a way to keep ahead of the leading-edge technologies that each career demands. As part of C.S.A.’s commitment to each graduate’s long-term success, measured in program completion and job placement rates, C.S.A. offers programs that provide fundamental and advanced skills for many careers.

C.S.A. extends individualized support to each student through academic counseling to equip students with the tools and resources necessary for successful Direct Path Program™  completion.

Our Objectives

Our objective is to create not-for-profit, highly affordable, quality vocational education centers specializing in welding, welding fabrication, collision repair, and non-destructive testing.

Code Steel Academies is currently in Phase One of it’s Three Phase timeline. We are embarking on a substantial fundraising campaign and seeking initial “start-up” funds and operating capital through crowdfunding and grants, private, and angel funding to be repaid with interest and equity or a combination of both. Substantial fund-raising campaigns are planned continuously throughout the year as the school progresses, focused on building and infrastructure funding. Our fundraising campaigns focus on scholarships and dollars designated for new students and alumni entrepreneurial ventures.

While creating C.S.A., our efforts focus on creating a facility that includes a fabrication facility, augmented classroom technologies and a learning student cultural center. The school, local businesses and entrepreneurs will be partners in providing a living learning laboratory and functioning business.

The school’s reputation will be built on our ability to educate a very diverse and unique demographic. Due to our non-profit status and social impact mission, the school will continue to grow in enrollment due to our aggressive outreach and marketing campaigns. We aspire to be competitive with nationally ranked programs, leading industry associations, and credentialing.

NCCER Testing Facility

We proudly partner with The National Center for Construction Education and Research as a registered certification facility.

At C.S.A. we know that education is a lifelong process. Construction techniques, tools, and technologies are constantly improving and changing. To keep up with the latest advances, nearly all construction trades require tradespeople to renew their licenses or certifications on an ongoing basis. As an NCCER certification facility, through our certification courses and seminars, we are uniquely positioned to keep ourselves and our students ahead of the curve on the most cutting edge techniques, tools, and innovations in a variety of critical construction industries.

Our Locations

To bring the best value to our students and investors, Code Steel Academies is opening its doors in three major cities well known for their high-performing economies.

Phoenix is home to four Fortune 500 companies: electronics corporation Avnet, mining company Freeport-McMoRan, retailer PetSmart, and waste hauler Republic Services. Honeywell’s Aerospace division is headquartered in Phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities. Intel has one of their largest sites in the area, employing about 12,000 employees, the second-largest Intel location in the country. The city is also home to the headquarters of U-HAUL International, Best Western, and Apollo Group, parent of the University of Phoenix. US Air/American Airlines is the largest carrier at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. Mesa Air Group, a regional airline group, is headquartered in Phoenix.

In 2012, the city was ranked number one for paycheck worth by Forbes. In 2013, Houston appeared on Forbes’ list of “Best Places for Business and Careers” and was identified as the number one U.S. city for job creation by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was the first major city to regain all it’s lost jobs and add more than two jobs for every one lost at the end of the 2008 recession. Houston’s success has been attributed by some experts to be the region’s real estate and energy industries ability to learn from historical mistakes. Additionally, during this period, its openness to external business boosted job creation during a period when domestic demand was problematically low.

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Green Bay, WI grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 53.7k employees to 54.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Green Bay, WI, are Manufacturing (11,256 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,843 people), and Retail Trade (6,664 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Green Bay, WI, though some of these residents may live in Green Bay, WI and work somewhere else.

Code steel academies is a not-for-profit, affordable career education provider focused on serving underrepresented communities.

CSA Fundraising efforts are intended for the following states however not inclusive- Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont and Wyoming.

The Communities We Serve

Code Steel Academies believes in community, patriotic values, and serving individuals from all walks of life. We strive to support, educate, and empower under served communities by providing flexible, high value education in high-demand careers for little to no cost. C.S.A. places particularly heavy focus on the following communities:


We work hard for this community by maintaining affordable tuition and consistently awarding scholarships.


We proudly serve this vital community whose contributions are critical to American values.


Some people deserve a second chance. We provide this community with grants, job placement services, and apprenticeships.
*some restrictions apply. Contact us for more details.


We give back significantly to this community who heroically risk their lives every day for us.


We provide a wide range of opportunities to this essential and often underserved community.


We work hard to serve this important community, with whom we share a long and vital history.

Our Philosophy

Just like it takes a village to raise a child, we believe it takes people from all walks of life to create an inclusive and fully realized organization. We believe that our central pillars of compassion, integrity, respect, and acknowledgment make us better people and a more mindful organization.

While being a non-profit is the first step in making a positive impact, it’s not the only one. Our commitment to our central pillars guides our school’s principles and philosophies. Quality education should be affordable to all people. The cost of education in today’s market can be an enormous burden on students first entering the workforce. We want to ensure that our students enter the workforce well-equipped, rapidly, and with little or no over-encumbering debt.

We believe that by committing ourselves to regularly awarding and gifting full and paid scholarships to our future students, we can enable and incentivize an entire generation of workers critical to the fabric of American industrial society. We want our post graduates to feel fulfilled and financially prepared to enter the workforce. C.S.A. believes in teaching Americans to build American-made products to sell and return the profits to improve the individual and the community.

C.S.A. believes in teaching the skills that will always be in demand, in continually working towards cutting edge technologies, in guiding those that seek an impactful and fulfilling career in relevant and current construction. Furthermore, those that teach in-person and virtually at C.S.A. will not only be professional trained teachers, but experts in these disciplines themselves. We promote patriotic values. We believe in manufacturing in America, distributing in America, and buying American-made products.

Our Central Pillars


We strongly believe in providing assistance to ease the financial burden of our students.


Integrity is tantamount. By acting with integrity, we lead by example and enable our students to do the same.


Respect is a core American value. By treating everyone with respect, we build up ourselves and our communities.


By acknowledging everyone’s unique abilities, we believe that we create a stronger team with a more focused mission.

Our Timline

Great things happen when big dreamers meet people with the knowledge and skills to plan practical yet measured changes.

Code Steel Academies has set about a practical three-phase plan to get our school from funding, funded, to finished.

Our team is moving swiftly and effectively through the many creation processes, working tirelessly every day to get our paperwork filed, our licenses together, and our doors ready to open. This process is fraught with many barriers, but we are up to the challenge. We have many qualified individuals with years of experience in humanitarian cause creation and the founding of multiple non-profit organizations. In short, we are dreamers, but we know how to get things done. With your donation, we can move forward with phases two and three, opening our doors and creating critical and positive changes in many under-served communities.

Phase 1: Fundraise

In this phase, we’re collecting donations in the form of cash, equipment, and school materials.

Phase 2: Build

We build up our facilities, teachers, partnerships, and administrators in this post-funding phase.

Phase 3: Positive Change

We open our doors, bringing critically important, positive changes to our communities.

Code Steel Academies has set about a practical three-phase plan to get our school from funding, funded, to finished.

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