The team at PayneCrest Electric recently checked in to share an update on 2019 CCDI Alum & Mccluer High School graduate, DeMarco Poole, who will be celebrating his 1 yr anniversary this month as an apprentice in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1.

DeMarco joined CCDI during his junior year and was matched with fellow McCluer alum, Mr. David Payne, CEO of PayneCrest Electric, to be his mentor. DeMarco said, “I am very thankful for the time spent with David working in the warehouse and visiting projects. The knowledge I gained better prepared me for working out in the field as a pre-apprentice.”

DeMarco is currently working at the new McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. headquarters in Des Peres where his General Foreman, Bobby Warren requested him. Bobby said, “DeMarco was only 18 when he started working with us out in the field and his punctuality and willingness to learn was very impressive”.

DeMarco has BIG plans for the future which include becoming a journeyman wireman and investing in himself to better his life.

Thank you, Mr. Payne and the PayneCrest team, for believing in the CCDI program and giving DeMarco this opportunity and lasting mentorship!