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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|

Apprenticeship Acceptance

Congratulations to Richard Logan for being accepted as an apprentice into Iron Workers Local 396!   Special thanks to Linda and Mark Weaver of Weaver Steel Construction for taking an initiative with the CCDI program

By | October 2nd, 2017|

2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament was a tremendous success! We had great weather and huge turnout. There were 120 golfers that participated in our tournament and more guests joined us afterward during our happy hour

By | September 20th, 2017|

North Tech High School Visit

On September 8, Clayco’s Mark Whitrock, Kevin Schulte, Dan Lester and Tom Sieckhaus visited North Tech High School and talked with 45 students about our program.

By | September 8th, 2017|

Mentor Training Day

CCDI mentors attended our annual training day.  New mentors, as well as current mentors, were introduced to the new Mentor Me software purchased by CCDI.

By | August 30th, 2017|