CCDI kicked off our first Saturday Academy of the school year this past weekend at Clayco! We had a great turnout of 25 students from North Technical, Innovation, Riverview, Pattonville, University City, Ritenour, McCluer, Lutheran North, Belleville East, Northview, Hazelwood Central, West & East! Special thanks to our Clayco guest speakers: Dan Lester Sr., MCA, Branyea (Bran-Yay) Jones, Jesse Sanders and Tom Sieckhaus. The students had the opportunity to learn about the company, take a tour of the building and then jumped into team building and soft-skill professional development! We are really excited about this year’s class of students and look forward to taking them out on the jobsite in October!
Shout out to the amazing teachers, administrators and students at North Technical High School on their first day back to school! We look forward to working with the fantastic construction cluster this year! North Tech truly goes above and beyond the call when it comes to education. This school is doing #CareerTechnicalEducation RIGHT! We are so thankful to partner with you and wish you the best as you start out another school year.
CCDI is proud to support our Build Our Future scholarship students! This year with the help of donations from all our partners, we are assisting students with $135,000 in scholarships!! Wow!
Sending best wishes to 19 of our BOF recipients as they head off to school this week! Many of these students just wrapped up summer internships and had great reports from the companies they were hired at. We hope you each have a successful semester at school and do well in your studies! Keep working hard towards your goals!
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.
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.
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!