Clayco is Now Working with Chicago’s City Incite B.U.I.L.D. Program
Clayco, a fully integrated design-build company, has begun working with City Incite, a Chicago-based non-profit that aims to empower at-risk youth through its B.U.I.L.D. (Building Up Important Lives and Dreams) program. The goal of the relationship is to help students affiliated with the organization learn more about careers in the building trades.
Recently, 40 City Incite students visited Clayco’s downtown Chicago office to find out more about the industry. The students met with architects, designers, IT staff and executives to gain a better understanding of the diverse skills needed to successfully plan and execute complex building projects.
Clayco has a long tradition of community involvement and is committed to fostering the construction industry’s next generation workforce. “Our legacy isn’t just the buildings we construct,” says Bob Clark, chairman and CEO of Clayco. “It’s also the impact we have on the communities in which we operate. City Incite’s B.U.I.L.D. program is a great opportunity for our employees to share their expertise and connect with students to encourage them to consider a career in construction.”
City Incite strives to enrich lives, develop leaders and uplift communities. The organization’s B.U.I.L.D. program takes a proven approach to economic empowerment through career training and personal development.
“There may not be a universal roadmap for professional success, but there is always a starting point. We believe in finding people very early,” said Clayco Senior Vice President Sandra Marks. “It helps young people begin to develop relationships, understand the education they may need and recognize what it would mean to them, their family and their community to join this industry.