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Art & Science Day

Clayco and CCDI hosted the Art & Science Day at Jennings Sr. High School. Over 60 students met with 15 contractors and learned about the trade options, along with the professional options, in the construction

By | November 29th, 2017|

Site Tour

Clayco hosted 32 students from North Tech High School to tour of an active jobsite. As part of the jobsite visit, Concrete Strategies, Luth and Kone Elevator talked with the students about what characteristics are

By | November 21st, 2017|

2nd Annual Bowling Night

CCDI hosted its 2nd Annual Bowling Night for our Mentors and students! At Crest Bowl in Florissant, mentors, students, and parents came together for a fun night of pizza and bowling.

By | November 15th, 2017|

Guest of Honor

On November 1, Chris Conners was the guest of honor at 801 Chop House. Chris is a second-year carpenter working for Concrete Strategies. Chris has volunteered for the National Guard Reserve and is leaving November

By | November 14th, 2017|

CCDI Construction Academy

The CCDI Construction Academy brings CCDI students together once a month to discuss careers in construction and learn the soft skills needed to be successful in the industry. During October's Construction Academy, CCDI students learned

By | November 6th, 2017|

School Visit

On October 28, Rick Moeckel visited Darius Wherry at Missouri Western State University for a football game. Rick, a former football player from Missouri Western, is mentoring Darius, who received a scholarship from CCDI earlier

By | November 1st, 2017|

North Tech Open House

CCDI Scholars Malik Johnson (Clayco), Darren Williams (Flooring Systems), Arlando Bilal (Kuesel Excavating) and Terronn Millett (Icon) helping with Open House at their old school, North Tech High School. Teacher Pat Hanneken was thrilled to

By | October 27th, 2017|

Jennings High School Field Trip

Jennings High School students visited the Icon Mechanical office and shop in Granite City, Illinois. Students visited many areas of the company, but the BIM modeling area and the fabrication shops were among the highlights.

By | October 24th, 2017|


CCDI Scholar, Terronn Millett, started as a pre-apprentice with Local 562. Thank you icon Mechanical for making this possible!

By | October 11th, 2017|

Jobsite Visit

Our CCDI Scholar and Mentee, Brandon, visited a local jobsite today with his Mentor, Larry Zelenovich, a Senior Project Manager at PayneCrest Electric, Inc.

By | October 4th, 2017|