News and Events2019-02-26T17:53:54+00:00

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.

April 25th, 2022|

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.

April 7th, 2022|

Jobsite Tour: Delmar Divine

Our CCDI students took a field trip to the Delmar DivINe this past Saturday for our February Academy session! Thank you to Matthew Drobak, EIT, JD Sossamon and Tom Sieckhaus for taking time out of your weekend to talk to the students about career opportunities in the construction trades and giving them an in depth tour of the progress on the project. We have a great group of kids this year!

February 21st, 2022|

Materials Donation

Shout out to Flooring Systems Inc. for their generous donation of materials to the Construction Trades program at North Technical High School. Mr. Patrick Hanneken’s students are currently learning how to cut and lay different types of flooring. Thank you, Flooring Systems, for being a strong supporter of the CCDI program and employing several of our past graduates in the floor layers industry. We greatly appreciate everything you do!

February 18th, 2022|

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!

January 24th, 2022|

CCDI Enters Winter Break

What an awesome way to kick off Winter Break! On behalf of all the instructors and superstar students we have this year in the program, a huge thank you goes out to Mr. Jeff Budrovich and Budrovich Companies for donating 30 pairs of brand new work boots to our construction students at North Technical High School! Thank you for believing and investing in our next generation of trades men and women and helping to Build The Foundation For Change in St. Louis. We appreciate YOU!

December 19th, 2021|