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STL Events

Construction Academy: September 2022

CCDI kicked off our first Saturday Academy of the school year this past weekend at Clayco! We had a great turnout of 25 students from North Technical, Innovation, Riverview, Pattonville, University City, Ritenour, McCluer, Lutheran North, Belleville East, Northview, Hazelwood Central, West & East! Special thanks to our Clayco guest speakers: Dan Lester Sr., MCA, Branyea (Bran-Yay) Jones, Jesse Sanders and Tom Sieckhaus. The students had the opportunity to learn about the company, take a tour of the building and then jumped into team building and soft-skill professional development! We are really excited about this year’s class of students and

North Tech: Back to School 2022

Shout out to the amazing teachers, administrators and students at North Technical High School on their first day back to school! We look forward to working with the fantastic construction cluster this year! North Tech truly goes above and beyond the call when it comes to education. This school is doing #CareerTechnicalEducation RIGHT! We are so thankful to partner with you and wish you the best as you start out another school year. Thank you to Dr. Ronda Wallace and Patrick Hanneken for ALL you do to support the CCDI program and our students.

Build Our Future Scholarships 2022

CCDI is proud to support our Build Our Future scholarship students! This year with the help of donations from all our partners, we are assisting students with $135,000 in scholarships!! Wow! Sending best wishes to 19 of our BOF recipients as they head off to school this week! Many of these students just wrapped up summer internships and had great reports from the companies they were hired at. We hope you each have a successful semester at school and do well in your studies! Keep working hard towards your goals!

Construction Academy: April 2022

Big thanks to S. M. Wilson & Co. for hosting our April Saturday Academy jobsite visit this past weekend at the Spoede Elementary project in the LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT! The CCDI students had the opportunity to meet the project team and learn about each of their career paths in the construction industry. They spent time reviewing the project blueprints and got to go on a tour of the jobsite followed by a lunch with the project team! So many great questions! Thank you so much to the S.M. Wilson staff for coming out on your day off to speak to

Construction Academy: March 2022

For our March Saturday Academy session, CCDI students had the incredible opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of the construction going on at Centene Stadium! A huge shout out to the Mortenson | Alberici Constructors | Keeley Construction Group joint venture team for hosting and allowing our students to see the awesome work taking place in our city. Special thanks to Lance Cage, Alberici Executive Vice President and Tim Gunn, Alberici Project Executive for volunteering their Saturday to engage with our students and truly make this a memorable experience. We are so excited to see the finished product!

Jobsite Tour: Delmar Divine

Our CCDI students took a field trip to the Delmar DivINe this past Saturday for our February Academy session! Thank you to Matthew Drobak, EIT, JD Sossamon and Tom Sieckhaus for taking time out of your weekend to talk to the students about career opportunities in the construction trades and giving them an in depth tour of the progress on the project. We have a great group of kids this year!