The primary goal of the ACE Mentor Program is to excite high school students about the many careers in the integrated construction industry – architecture, engineering, construction management, and related skilled trades. ACE realizes this goal by involving students in workshops and field trips and engaging them in a realistic process of designing a project and planning its construction.
Volunteer professionals from all sectors of the industry mentor students during ACE’s multi-session program. ACE mentors expose students to the real world of industry careers.
EDUCATIONAL GOALS + LEARNING OBJECTIVES
ACE follows a project-based learning strategy. Mentors meaningfully engage students with realistic design projects that introduce them to the basic skills and knowledge of the design/construction industry. Through personal example, explanation, and tours of offices and construction sites, they also inform students about career paths and work-life in the design/construction professions.
There is no substitute for experience — the ACE Mentor Program is driven by the committed and enthusiastic participation of volunteer mentors who are practicing professionals in their respective fields. ACE offers high school students the best opportunities because ACE offers the best industry mentors.