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

A Call With Bob Clark

Every Monday since the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown, Clayco Founder Bob Clark has been hosting conference calls with M/WBE contractors to offer guidance and advise. The subjects of the calls include cash flow, PPP loans, and mentoring. To learn more about Clayco’s M/WBE COVID-19 Resource Calls or for information on how to register to join the calls, visit the link:

April 30th, 2020|

Construction Academy: February 2020

We had a great turn out for February’s Construction Academy visit to S. M. Wilson & Co – Construction ManagersCity Foundry STL jobsite! Thank you so much to Joyce Morgan and Maggie Farrell for helping to organize this fantastic field trip as well as Kerry Lorts, Zac Deets and Anthony Garza who volunteered their Saturday to lead the tour for our students. What a cool project! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
This is what #teamwork looks like! Together, we can all help #buildthefoundationforchange for our young people in St. Louis. Thank you SM Wilson!
February 24th, 2020|

North Tech Jobsite Visit

Thank you to Patrick Hanneken from North Tech High School on organizing this trip to the One Hundred jobsite in St. Louis. We are so glad CCDI could help provide educational site visits to some of St. Louis’ coolest projects! We even had the pleasure of running into one of our CCDI grads on the job who is successfully building his career with Wies Drywall. Thank you Dan Wies for believing in Darnell! We are so proud of him. And last, but not least.. thank you to the wonderful Jessica Harvey for leading our tour today!

February 19th, 2020|

Construction Forums 2020 Building Tomorrow Awards

CCDI is honored to be the recipient of Construction Forums 2020 Building Tomorrow: Workforce Development Organization Award! CCDI has grown tremendously over the past five years with the support of our partners and sponsors. Because of our supporters and partners, we are able to continue to build the foundation for change and help to develop our future workforce. We are very proud of this recognition.

February 12th, 2020|

Construction Academy: January 2020

Big shout out to Jessica Harvey for hosting our Construction Academy for January. Twenty-six high school students, eight alumnus and ten volunteers had the opportunity to learn about and tour one of St. Louis’ coolest new construction projects! Our CCDI Alum spoke to the younger students in the program about their journey to where they are at today and then engaged in a soft skills/career preparation lesson to get ready for our upcoming internship and hiring fairs! We are thrilled to see how many young people eager to learn more about our industry. They are a bright group who are ready to #buildthefoundationforchange. Thank you to all our CCDI sponsors who make these valuable opportunities possible for our students.

Please let us know if your company would be interested in hosting a field trip. We would be happy to help collaborate! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

January 29th, 2020|