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.

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!

3rd Annual CCDI Golf Tournament

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CCDI hosted our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser at Glen Echo Country. Special thank you to the many sponsors who made this event possible. The tournament was followed by the cocktail hour and presentation. Thank yous goes out to L.I.F.E. Arts for providing music for the event. Participants heard from Dr. Chris Kilbride, superintendent of Ritenour Schools and how CCDI has impacted their school structure. Mentor David Payne of PayneCrest Electric and Mentee Demarco Poole talked about the CCDI program and how it has been a reciprocal relationship. Build Our Future Scholarship winners Trenton Kwasa & Kyah Donald spoke about the impact the scholarship has had on their lives. Finally, Chris Conners and Tom Sieckhaus talked out the Mentor and Mentee relationship from an Apprentice Scholar purview.

Jobsite Tour

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North Technical High School students visited a local jobsite to get a better understanding of all the moving parts associated with an active commercial construction project. Students were visited by representatives from PayneCrest Electric, Drilling Services, and Weaver Steel, as well as a couple of North Tech graduates who spoke on their experiences as they are currently working full-time on this project. Special thanks to Trevor Becherer and the Centene Project Management team for opening the site and affording students with an amazing experience!

Job Shadowing

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Our CCDI student Ben Hayes has been job shadowing with Clayco and its subsidiaries to learn about many of the different jobs within the industry. He is currently attending St. Louis University majoring in Civil Engineering.