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

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|

CCDI School Partnership

CCDI is excited to announce our new partnership with the engineering department at Phoenix Union Bioscience High School! The team kicked off our first monthly session this past week at the #SkyeOn6thProject. Each month, 25 juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to tour the project and learn about engineering pathways in the construction industry, as well as apply for future internships and college scholarships!

Thank you so much to Principal Dr. Holly Batsell for allowing us to partner with your school! Thank you to Ms. Britny Delp, NBCT and Mr. Milton Johnson for inviting us to engage with your students and inviting us into your classroom for this special experience. We look forward to our next visit!

Shout out to the #SkyeOn6th project team for going beyond these walls to help the CCDI program build the foundation for change in the Phoenix community!

November 1st, 2021|

Construction Academy: October 2021

We had a great turnout for our first Saturday Academy this past week hosted at North Technical High School! In this session, new students in our program had the opportunity to explore different trade pathways by participating in 7 hands-on demonstration stations led by 13 CCDI Alum who are all working in the field! The Alum spoke on their personal experiences, best practices and provided great advice to our new students.

Station 1 Painting: Keturah Collins (Bazan Painting Company)

Station 2 Floor Laying: Janelle McGee & Mike Atkison (Flooring Systems Inc.) and Jordan Anderson (Henges Interiors)

Station 3 Equipment Operation: Arlando Bilal (Kuesel Excavating Co Inc)

Station 4 Carpentry: Darnell Jamison & Dominick Gatlin (Wies Drywall and Construction Corp.) and Robert Parker (Malecek Homes) and Anaya Griffin

Station 6 Concrete: TiMyra Granger (Tarlton Corporation) and Rodnisha Brooks (Keeley Construction Group)

Station 7 Electrical: Demarco Poole (PayneCrest Electric)

Station 8 HVAC: Ben Cranmer (Ameren)

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their Saturday to join us! Special thank you to Patrick Hanneken for designing and organizing this Academy! We are so appreciative of everything you do!

October 27th, 2021|

Bowling Night 2021

Had an awesome turnout at our Welcome Back & New Student Bowling Night! We are looking forward to getting to know this great new bunch of students who have signed up to be a part of our program this year! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening with us! Our first Saturday Academy will be on October 23rd from 10am to 1:30pm at North Tech High School. All are welcome to attend.

September 29th, 2021|