Get Involved2019-11-04T17:03:51+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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Construction Academy

St. Louis’ CCDI program offers local high school students the opportunity to participate in our Construction Academy. The CCDI Construction Academy brings students together once a month to discuss careers in construction and learn the soft skills needed to be successful in the industry.
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Construction Academy: October 2019

CCDI’s October Construction Academy was hosted at North Technical High School. The session’s topic was “Trades Day” and led by Mr. Hanneken and 9 of our CCDI/North Tech Alums. We had 31 new students from local high schools participate in hands-on stations to learn introductory skills related to floor laying, painting, carpentry, electrical, and HVAC. A big thank you goes out to Flooring Systems for donating materials for our floor laying station. We also want to recognize Mr. Hanneken for organizing the days activities and his continued support of the CCDI program. Thank you for making this academy a huge success!

Construction Academy: September 2018

CCDI was so excited to welcome a new class of students to 2019-2020 Construction Academy! We spent this first class getting introduced to one another and giving the students an overview of some of the many things they will be learning this year!

Construction Academy: March 2019

CCDI took a field trip to tour Tarlton’s Northwest Healthcare Siteman Cancer Center project. The students began the day with presentations from BJC, Local 562, and from Tarlton’s Superintendent on the project, Mr. James Tillman.They then walked around the jobsite and learned about the most important part of the project, the radiation room. CCDI rounded out the day back in the educational trailer to learn CPR and play interactive construction simulation games. Thank you Tarlton for hosting a CCDI Saturday Academy!