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

Job Placement

Shout out to CCDI’s Demond Wright on his first day on the job working for Concrete Strategies LLC. as a concrete finisher! Demond is a recent graduate of North County Tech and has been a part of the CCDI program for two years. We are so proud of you Demond and we wish you the best as you begin this new chapter of your life! A big thank you also goes out to Concrete Strategies and Jeff Clark for making this opportunity possible!

June 3rd, 2020|

CCDI Alum Update

Good News with our CCDI Alum Update! TiMyra Granger, 2019 CCDI grad, checked in this week and gave us an update on where she is working and how much she is enjoying her career as a concrete finisher for Tarlton Corporation! She sent us some videos and photos of her and her team restoring walls at the old Post-Dispatch building.

TiMyra said she has learned more than she ever thought she would in the first year of her apprenticeship: “Although the work can be challenging, I’m lucky to be on a crew that works together and helps me to get better at my job everyday. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the CCDI program and for all the people at Tarlton who have stuck by my side and never gave up on me.”

Big shout out to Tarlton Corporation for helping CCDI to #BuildTheFoundationForChange. Keep up the great work TiMyra!

May 14th, 2020|

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|

2020 Build Our Future Scholarship Recipients

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.

April 14th, 2020|

1st Annual Senior Build-Off Competition

CCDI teamed up with the construction program to host the 1st Annual Senior Build-Off Competition. The seniors were placed in teams of 3-4 and assigned a station. Each team was given build plans, materials and two class periods to work together to complete the project. The teams were judged by L. Keeley’s, Vice President, April Lopinot and other guests from CCDI partner companies. The winning team was awarded gift cards and tools from Home Depot donated by CCDI. Congratulations to the winners of North Tech’s 2020 Senior Build-Off Competition! Shout out to Patrick Hanneken for putting together such a neat team building activity for the senior students! Thank you for letting CCDI – Construction Career Development Initiative participate!
March 9th, 2020|

Interactive Flooring Workshop

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.

March 3rd, 2020|