The best advice I was given and can now recommend without hesitation is make them work somewhere else for at least 2 years. If they don't they'll only know as much as you do. I made this a company rule. My daughter, after college, went to work as a consultant in DC. The training she received was top notch. We couldn't have taught her what she learned in a million years. She came back to work for me after 4 years and has really taken us to another level. We have the most sophisticated computer systems in town that are so simple to use even my idiot techs have no problem with them. There is a measurable increase in profitably. If college isn't for them, have them work for one of the bigger guys in your market or a manufacturer or controls company. What they learn can expand your business. Good luck!