|September 29, 2018||Construction Academy|
|October 2, 2018||Golf Tournament|
|October 27, 2018||Construction Academy|
|November 17, 2018||Construction Academy|
|December 15, 2018||Construction Academy|
|January 26, 2019||Construction Academy|
|February 23, 2019||Construction Academy|
|March 16, 2019||Construction Academy|
|April 27, 2019||Construction Academy|
|May 18, 2019||Construction Academy|
See how CCDI has been sharing our mission and engaging with students at our recent events.
Wednesday, September 12th
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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 Engineering.
Wednesday, September 5th
Corey Freeman Internship
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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 for their strength. Midwest Testing has enjoyed having Corey work with them in their lab!
Thursday, August 30th
Construction Academy: August 2018
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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) on project management, Tim Plescia (Clayco-Intern) on the Realwear Technology headset (a cutting edge technology being developed to help increase productivity, safety, and dramatically decrease the cost of doing business). Students also heard from Olivia Martin who came and spoke about National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and their Pre-Collegiate Initiative called NSBE Jr. and how her involvement in the program yielded over $250,000 of scholarship dollars awarded for her to attend Washington University. Lastly, Dan Lester (Director – Clayco/CSI) finished up with a personal and inspirational speech encouraging CCDI students to seize the moment and opportunities in front of them in order to garner success in this pivotal time of their lives. CCDI thanks all of the parents/guardians, mentors, volunteers, and stakeholders who helped to make the Construction Academy a success.
Tuesday, August 28th
CCDI Build Our Future Scholarship Recipients Presented with Laptops
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The CCDI Build Our Future Scholarship recipients Kyah Donald and Trenton Kwasa were presented with laptops, laptop bags, power banks, thumb drives, and notepads. CCDI is proud to support these two exceptional students as they start their collegiate journey at St. Louis Community College in the Engineering Sciences program to cover their general education requirements allowing them to transfer into their chosen schools of Missouri S&T for Kyah and Washington University-UMSL Joint Engineering program for Trenton. Thanks to Clayco, Tim Kleczkowski, Sandra Marks, and Derek Maschek for all of their support throughout this process. Go Kyah and Trenton!!
Wednesday, August 22nd
CCDI Program Manager Announcement
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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 years, Rachel served as a high school teacher at an inner-city high school, Gateway STEM. She taught social studies and career development to 9th graders, as well as coached sports, sponsored clubs, and led student activities. Rachel’s passion is to improve the quality of urban education with the help of community partnerships and nonprofit programs like that of CCDI. To reach Rachel, please contact email@example.com or 314-592-5667.
Wednesday, August 15th
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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 Leach team, and he is currently working on a project called Wellbridge TI which is a Clayco jobsite in Clayton, Missouri.