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Job Shadowing

Our CCDI student Ben Hayes has been job shadowing with Clayco and its subsidiaries to learn about many of the different jobs within the industry. He is currently attending St. Louis University majoring in Civil

By | September 12th, 2018|

Corey Freeman Internship

Corey Freeman interned with Midwest Testing and worked in their laboratory testing the compressive strength of concrete specimens. The concrete is sampled at construction sites, the samples delivered to the lab for curing, then tested

By | September 5th, 2018|

Construction Academy: August 2018

CCDI Construction Academy kicked off its second campaign this August. Twenty-five students from nine local high schools met at the Clayco office for the introductory session. Students heard presentations from Tom Sieckhaus, Executive VP (Clayco)

By | August 30th, 2018|

CCDI Program Manager Announcement

CCDI is very excited to announce that we now have our first full-time dedicated employee, Program Manager Rachel Boemer. Rachel started August 8 and is based in Clayco’s St. Louis office. For the past six

By | August 22nd, 2018|

Job Placement

Ryan is progressing well at his new job with PM Leach! Every foreman he has worked with only has good things to say about him. He has been on multiple projects since joining the PM

By | August 15th, 2018|

Internship Overview

Kayla and Darnell completed their internship with Negwer Materials and Negwer Door Systems at the end of July. They spent two weeks working in seven different work environments and were asked to pick two areas

By | August 8th, 2018|

Annual Scholars and Awards Banquet

Our Build Our Future scholarship recipients Kyah Donald and Trenton Kwasa attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) St. Louis Gateway Professionals Annual Scholars and Awards Banquet.

By | August 3rd, 2018|

Summer Interns

Scott Negwer and the staff from Negwer Materials celebrated CCDI's summer interns, Darnell Jamison and Kayla Merrill with a last day luncheon! Darnell and Kayla got to experience many different facets of Negwer's business during

By | July 27th, 2018|

Annual Mentor Training Day

New CCDI mentors attended our annual training day. The new mentors were introduced to our MentorMe software, a cloud platform meant to help their mentoring be more impactful, and watched a presentation on how to

By | July 25th, 2018|