Architecture, Construction, Engineering Mentors (ACE) Club
ACE Mentors is a nationwide program designed to introduce students to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.
At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.
For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.
Our Team Projects
Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day.
The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines.
The year ends with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers and community leaders.
Participate in ACE!
The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping. Students meet with mentors from the field every other Thursday morning to work on a project that they will present at a banquet at the end of the year. Students also take field trips to building sites to observe what they are learning in action.
If you would like to participate in ACE, please contact the school moderator, Mrs. Cunningham at [email protected].