We had a great turnout for our first Saturday Academy this past week hosted at North Technical High School! In this session, new students in our program had the opportunity to explore different trade pathways by participating in 7 hands-on demonstration stations led by 13 CCDI Alum who are all working in the field! The Alum spoke on their personal experiences, best practices and provided great advice to our new students.

Station 1 Painting: Keturah Collins (Bazan Painting Company)

Station 2 Floor Laying: Janelle McGee & Mike Atkison (Flooring Systems Inc.) and Jordan Anderson (Henges Interiors)

Station 3 Equipment Operation: Arlando Bilal (Kuesel Excavating Co Inc)

Station 4 Carpentry: Darnell Jamison & Dominick Gatlin (Wies Drywall and Construction Corp.) and Robert Parker (Malecek Homes) and Anaya Griffin

Station 6 Concrete: TiMyra Granger (Tarlton Corporation) and Rodnisha Brooks (Keeley Construction Group)

Station 7 Electrical: Demarco Poole (PayneCrest Electric)

Station 8 HVAC: Ben Cranmer (Ameren)

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their Saturday to join us! Special thank you to Patrick Hanneken for designing and organizing this Academy! We are so appreciative of everything you do!