We had an awesome time last week helping to facilitate and host STL Youth Jobs and Urban League of Metro St. Louis’s Discover You summer camp at Clayco and at the Delmar Divine project!

Discover You is a paid career exploration camp for 9th and 10th graders designed to help narrow down students interests to better match them with job opportunities in coming summers! STL Youth Jobs reached out to the CCDI team to partner and help coordinate a field trip to explore all the career pathways in construction!

Students began the day at Clayco where they learned about the leading technology, architecture and engineering involved in construction, as well as a presentation from The Sandra Marks herself, about the importance of diversity and inclusion in our industry. We then took a field trip over to the Delmar Divine project site where the students got to take a tour of Phase 1 of the project. They had the opportunity to talk with the Project Managers and Superintendent on site who discussed the different pathways on the trades and field side of construction!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this special experience possible for the students! We are excited to be back in action and engaging with students in person! CCDI is proud to support and partner with Hillary Frey and the STL Youth Jobs team to be a resource and connection for students interested in construction.