Get Involved2023-02-07T17:39:03+00:00

Get Involved – CCDI St. Louis

Our CCDI St. Louis community is vibrant and collaborative. Through the support of our partners and the efforts of our participants, CCDI has grown and proved that bringing positive change through workforce development is possible. If you are interested in joining our CCDI St. Louis community, explore out the great opportunities we offer.


Our mentors provide CCDI with their time, energy and resources to help our program and our participants. CCDI relies on industry leaders from construction pathways to be mentors to our CCDI participants. It is our mentorship’s hands-on, one-on-one approach that has made our St. Louis program such a success.
Mentor Roles and Responsiblities
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CCDI began as a mentoring program for students looking to join the construction industry, with a high rate of full-time employment after graduation. You have the power to create the future you want. Start your path to a fulfilling and lasting career by joining the Construction Career Development Initiative program.
Get Started with CCDI
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Create a Mentee Profile
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Company Partnerships

We partner with our clients, consultants, suppliers and subcontractors in the communities in which we operate. Just like them, CCDI is dedicated to St. Louis and its construction workforce. This program would not be possible without our partnerships with local companies. If your company is interested in taking students for job shadowing, summer interns or full-time hires, contact CCDI.
Interested in improving your industry in St. Louis?

Other Ways to Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers to help us improve our program. If you are interested in signing up to become a volunteer or to join a CCDI Committee, see below for more information.
CCDI Volunteers
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CCDI Committee Application
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More Ways to Get Involved

Our CCDI program is growing every year and the opportunities to get involved are growing with it.
For more information on all the ways to get involved, click below

Construction Academy

St. Louis’ CCDI program offers local high school students the opportunity to participate in monthly Saturday Construction Academy classes. The 10 sessions help to expose students to career pathways in construction. Each 4 hour session focuses on:
  • Soft-skill and career development preparation
  • Real-world, hands-on-learning projects
  • Professional option & trade option guest speakers
Field trips and site visits to construction projects in the St. Louis Area

Construction Academy: April 2022

Big thanks to S. M. Wilson & Co. for hosting our April Saturday Academy jobsite visit this past weekend at the Spoede Elementary project in the LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT! The CCDI students had the opportunity to meet the project team and learn about each of their career paths in the construction industry. They spent time reviewing the project blueprints and got to go on a tour of the jobsite followed by a lunch with the project team! So many great questions! Thank you so much to the S.M. Wilson staff for coming out on your day off to speak to our students and provide this educational, hands-on learning opportunity. Special thanks to Maggie Farrell who always goes above and beyond and for Building The Foundation For Change.

Construction Academy: March 2022

For our March Saturday Academy session, CCDI students had the incredible opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of the construction going on at Centene Stadium! A huge shout out to the Mortenson | Alberici Constructors | Keeley Construction Group joint venture team for hosting and allowing our students to see the awesome work taking place in our city. Special thanks to Lance Cage, Alberici Executive Vice President and Tim Gunn, Alberici Project Executive for volunteering their Saturday to engage with our students and truly make this a memorable experience. We are so excited to see the finished product! Great work, Alberici Team! Thanks for helping CCDI to continue to Build The Foundation For Change.

First Saturday Academy of 2022

We had a great turnout at our first Saturday Academy of 2022! This session was hosted by Clayco where the students had the opportunity to learn about the company, meet the leadership team and tour the building. The students wrapped up the day with a lesson and activity about creating your brand and other soft-skill and professionalism topics.

We are excited to have students in our program from 17 different high schools and St. Louis Job Corps! Big shout out to our partner schools and instructors for helping to promote attending our monthly academies. We are looking forward to our next session on February 19th!