What a fantastic way to start off the new year! CCDI has been selected as the recipient of Construction Forum St. Louis’ Building Tomorrow Award for Workforce Development! We are so proud our program is making such a strong positive change in our community and in the lives of our CCDI students!
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CCDI’s 1st Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser took place this past weekend at St. Ann Community Center. The purpose of this event was to recruit mentors for our new class of CCDI students, as well as meet some of the awesome kids we have in the program. Thank you to all the students and CCDI Fundraising and Marketing Committee members who volunteered their time to organize and run this fun and successful event. We look forward to making this a yearly tradition!
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!
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!
CCDI hosted our 4th Annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser at Glen Echo Country Club. Special thank you to the many sponsors who made this event possible! The tournament was followed by the cocktail hour and presentation. Attendees heard from Tom Sieckhaus, CCDI Executive Committee, Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of Jennings Schools, Trevor Becherer and DaKolby Crittenden-Brown, CCDI Mentor and Mentee, Dr. dave Baker and Pat Hanneken, Assistant Superintendent of the Special School District and North Tech COI Instructor. They each shared the stories of CCDI’s successes this year and of their own personal experiences working with the students in the program. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored, volunteered and attended for showing CCDI your support. Thanks to your help our program is taking great strides toward building the foundation for change.