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
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: 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!

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.