Project PAVE

Millstone Weber STEM initiative, will mentor, educate and support students attending identified St. Louis North county high schools.  It is designed to create an interest in the pursuit of heavy highway design, engineering and construction careers. Learn More

MoDOT and its contracting team leads, Millstone Weber and Parson's Transportation Group, are also investing in the futures of area high school students near the project boundaries.

Project Pave, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program, will mentor, teach and support students attending targeted St. Louis North County high schools. The goal is to stimulate an interest in and pursuit of heavy highway design, engineering, and construction careers.

The program began in October 2020 and will conclude with its final cohort in 2023. During this first session...

  • 31 students
  • 16 ongoing
  • 35 STEM presenters

"This is an opportunity to give students options to pursue rewarding careers in highway construction trades and construction-related professions. This program could open doors for these students that they never even considered, and we are pleased that we were able to bring this to the table as part of the I-270 North Project."

—I-270 North Project Director, Justin Wolf

Students Are Exposed to a
wide Curriculum Including:

  • Reading
  • Planning & Design
  • Technical Math for Construction
  • Bridges and Interchanges
  • Safety
  • Maintenance of Traffic
  • Design-Build

Students Are Also Exposed To
life Skills:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Physical, Mental & Social Well‑Being
  • Communications

MW's partnerships with industry, academic, public and private construction experts will present students with options for potentially lucrative career in the highway construction and construction related professions. A partial partner list includes:

  • St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
  • St. Louis Community College-Forest Park
  • Emerson STEM Academy
  • Exploring, Inc.
  • Better Family Life
  • Associated General Contractors — St. Louis