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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.
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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.
CCDI Volunteers
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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
Involvment Opportunites

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: 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!

Construction Academy: February 2019

CCDI students took to the road this past Saturday for a visit to L. Keeley Construction. The theme of the February Academy session was Adaptability. CCDI thanks Nathan Munie for presenting about pre-construction and to Derek Maschek for organizing the days events and giving us a tour of the company. CCDI is excited to partner with L. Keeley and ADB for future endeavors including our upcoming Career Fair on March 7th!