Events

CCDI Calendar

Date Event
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.


Construction Academy: October



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CCDI teamed up with North Tech High School and the Construction Innovations program for our October Construction Academy. The Clayco trait of the day was “Teamwork.” The North Tech seniors lead the discussion on safety and how to use hand tools before they broke off into groups to complete a team building carpentry project. We had special visitors from the Nine Network of Public Media who filmed our students in action. CCDI and North Tech are proud to be partners with the American Graduate program. Big thank you to Mr. Hanneken and the North Tech seniors for all their preparation, hard work, and leadership for this academy session.


3rd Annual Bowling Night

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CCDI took over Crest Bowl for our 3rd Annual Mentor-Mentee Bowling Night! We spent the evening enjoying pizza and bowling strikes! Big shout of appreciation to all our mentors for being such great role models for our students. And thank you to everyone for another successful CCDI event!


Job Shadowing




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This past week, CCDI students have been job shadowing with the department teams at Clayco. From interiors, accounting, marketing, architecture, design, VDC, and construction management, our students got a glimpse at wide range of potential careers within the construction industry. Thank you to everyone who to the time to work with our students and for helping us build their interest in construction!


Meeting the Governor of Missouri

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At the Prop D Rally hosted at Clayco, Governor Mike Parson encouraged Missouri voters to support Prop D because infrastructure and workforce development are the best things for our state’s future. He also met with our CCDI students and was happy to see the steps CCDI is taking toward workforce development.


School Visit

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CCDI Mentor Rick Moeckel visited his CCDI Mentee Darius at Missouri Western State University for homecoming weekend. They had a great visit, watched the game together and even enjoyed some alumni sideline access. Rick's family came along for the trip too, bringing Darius some homemade goodies and a care package. Rick is proud of how well Darius is doing at his alma mater and he appreciated the opportunity to spend time with him and meet some of his friends.

Construction Academy: September 2018




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CCDI held our second Construction Academy session on September 29th. In this session, student learning was centered around the Clayco Trait of the Month, "Leadership." The attending students heard from guest speakers Jimmy Kisner, Terrance Gant, and Malik Johnson, who are Clayco laborers, as they discussed the career pathway to becoming a laborer and how leadership is modeled in this trade. Clayco's Director of IT and Infrastructure, Jesse Sanders, talked about servant leadership and how Clayco is leading the industry in the field of IT. Student’s ended this session with a visit from Clayco’s CEO Bob Clark. Mr. Clark spoke to the students about his story, leadership, and Clayco's commitment to the communities we serve. Thank you to all our guest speakers!