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Alumni Spotlight: Arlando Bilial

A HUGE shout out to 2017 graduate, Arlando Bilal, on journeying out of his apprenticeship with Local 513 Operating Engineers! Arlando has been a part of the Kuesel team for the past 4 years and

2021-08-24T18:37:55+00:00August 24th, 2021|

Student Spotlight: JaSean Jones

Congratulations to 2021 CCDI grad, JaSean Jones, on the purchase of his first vehicle! CCDI is proud to help another trades pathway student with a down payment and financial literacy guidance to ensure reliable transportation

2021-08-25T14:55:31+00:00August 3rd, 2021|

Student Spotlight: Dominick Gatlin

A big congratulations to 2021 CCDI graduate, Dominick Gatlin, on the purchase of his first vehicle! Dominick is one of our recent construction trades pathway hires at Wies Drywall and Construction Corp. where he has

2021-08-25T14:49:09+00:00July 23rd, 2021|

Discover You Summer Camp

We had an awesome time last week helping to facilitate and host STL Youth Jobs and Urban League of Metro St. Louis’s Discover You summer camp at Clayco and at the Delmar Divine project! Discover

2021-08-25T14:22:54+00:00July 19th, 2021|

Tool Donation

What an awesome way to end the week with Christmas in July for CCDI! Several months ago we were contacted by North St. Louis County native, Nicole L. who is a Regional Manger at Hilti,

2021-08-24T18:55:35+00:00July 9th, 2021|

Student Spotlight: Brandin Rayford

Congratulations goes out to Brandin Rayford, 2021 CCDI graduate, who recently began his career at Kuesel Excavating Co Inc. CCDI awarded Brandin a tool scholarship last week to help him stock up on work clothes

2021-08-24T18:32:06+00:00July 6th, 2021|

Volunteer Work : Habitat for Humanity 2021

Graduates of the CCDI program teamed up with Habitat for Humanity and volunteers from Concrete Strategies, Clayco, PayneCrest Electric, Geotechnology and St. Louis Job Corps to lay two foundations on Habitat homes in the Gate

2021-04-28T19:00:50+00:00April 28th, 2021|

Spotlight: Juan Brown

Meet Juan Brown! Through our partnership with St. Louis Job Corps, we were connected with Juan who graduated as president of his class from the program in 2016. Since graduating, Juan has been interested in

2021-04-23T18:50:37+00:00April 23rd, 2021|

CCDI Spotlight: Nia Sykes

We are recognizing 2020 CCDI & BUD graduate, Nia Sykes, who was recently hired by Blind Ambition. Nia attended both Jennings and North Technical HS where she completed the carpentry program. She has been an

2021-04-28T18:49:17+00:00April 5th, 2021|