Events

CCDI Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming CCDI events. We also hold monthly Construction Academy classes for students. Construction Academy works to help CCDI students explore their options within the construction industry, introduce them to new technology in the field and provide them with practice for job interviews.
Date Event
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.


North Tech Visit




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Guest speakers Ron Bond from Wil-Bond Construction, Dave McNamee from PM Leach, and Dave Nolan and Daryl Muhammad from SCI Engineering joined CCDI for a visit to North Tech High School. The guest speakers talked with the Senior Construction Innovation Program at North Tech in preparation for the upcoming job fair. CCDI appreciates the time, support and continued commitment our volunteers have given to our program.

Eagle Scout Project

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CCDI student Brandon is working to complete his Eagle Scout project at Paynecrest Electric. In their workshop, he is building a convertible bench that transforms into a picnic table. He is planning on donating his project to Buder Elementary School. Brandon attended Buder Elementary School and sayd he would love to give the children there a place to sit and relax.

Construction Academy: November




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At the latest CCDI Construction Academy class, students focused on the Clayco trait of "Courage" and how it translates into the daily tasks that happen in construction. Lennel Hunter and Dominic Norton of Clayco took the students through Virtual Design Construction and how VDC helps the construction process. Students then broke up into teams to practice some design and construction with a marshmallows and toothpick exercise that challenged them see which team could build the highest standing structure. The class finished with the students polishing up their leadership skills by identifying and defining core values, and creating elevator pitches.  Students got to practice their public speaking skills by sharing their elevator pitches in front of their peers.

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!