On June 19, CCDI & North Tech teamed up to host the first ever alumni meeting for graduates of the North Tech construction program and CCDI. Jessica Harvey, 2010 North Tech graduate and Senior Project Engineer at Clayco and Patrick Hanneken, North Tech COI Instructor, will be leading these monthly meetings to offer our former graduates support, as well as mentorship opportunities to impact the next group of students that will be entering the field. We had 27 graduates from the class of 2015 to 2019 take part in this month’s meeting and are looking forward to a team-building bowling event in July! If you are interested in joining the alumni group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who made it out to CCDI’s Signing Day & BBQ to celebrate our seniors signing into full-time employment to become the next generation of high-demand skilled trades men and women! Thank you to all the 2019 hiring companies: Tarlton Corporation, Flooring Systems INC, PM Leach Painting, Wies Drywall and Construction Corp., Bryne and Jones Construction, Clayco, Hibbs Homes, Builder’s Bloc, L. Keeley Construction and Paynecrest Electric. Big thank you to K&K Supply Inc. for donating Apprentice Tool Kits and to Mr. Hanneken of North Tech High School for all your hard work with this group. Cheers class of 2019.
Happy National Signing Day to all the amazingly talented construction-innovation seniors at North Technical who will be entering into the workforce after graduation. CCDI is so proud of all your accomplishments and we are excited to support you in your next chapter in life. A huge thank you to the following companies for hiring our CCDI participants: L. Keeley Construction, Tarlton Corporation, Clayco, Wies Drywall and Construction Corp., Flooring Systems, Bryne & Jones, PayneCrest Electric, and PM Leach. And as always, thank you Patrick Hanneken for being such a dedicated and passionate teacher to these students!
On April 25, CCDI hosted a summer internship event at North Tech High School. 17 juniors in the construction innovations program interviewed with 10 local businesses. CCDI thanks all our partners who attended this event and who have committed to providing our students with summer job opportunities.
CCDI awarded nine 2019 Build Our Future Scholarships to our most deserving CCDI students. We want to thank our partnering school districts and colleges, mentors, and subcontracting partners who continue to support the CCDI program. This would not be possible without each and everyone of you. We look forward to the next chapter!
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!