CCDI is excited to announce the recipients of our 2020 Build Our Future Scholarship. This annual scholarship is awarded only to top-qualifying high school seniors who exhibit a desire to pursue employment in the construction industry through the fields of engineering, architecture or construction/project management. CCDI will offer guidance and mentorship throughout their collegiate journey to career placement. We know each of these students have a very bright future ahead and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them in our program! #buildingthefoundationforchange
Meet our 2020 winners:
Catalina, Ritenour HS will be attending Mizzou to study Civil Engineering.
Christopher, Hazelwood East & North Tech HS will be attending State Tech and then transfer to UCM to study Construction Management.
Malik, Jennings HS will be attending Harvard to study Architectural Engineering.
Rashad is currently studying Civil Engineering through the UMSL/Wash U Joint Engineering program and will be interning at Clayco this summer.
CCDI would like to send a big Thank you to Flooring Systems Inc. for making a visit to Mr. Moore’s construction class at Jennings Senior High to lead an interactive flooring workshop with his students this past Friday!
Flooring Systems Journeyman Floorlayer, Mr. Robert Sims, lead the day’s activities which consisted of preparing and laying carpet squares and vinyl tile, as well as providing the students with tips on how to be successful in the trades. Thank you for taking time out of your workday to teach and inspire the next generation of workers. We appreciate Flooring Systems and Ron Komlos’ continued support of the CCDI program.
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!
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.
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