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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CAREER PATHWAYS

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

Learn more about career pathways in design fields!

CONSTRUCTION

Learn more about career pathways in the various fields of construction!

ENGINEERING

Learn more about career pathways in the various fields of engineering!

The ACE Mentor Program is a federation of more than 70 affiliates (chapters), operating in 37 states! 

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Thousands of students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience – across the country!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

“The ACE program has taught me new skills that will help me in college. Because of ACE, I want to mentor when I graduate from college and excite others about the construction industry.”

— Angel Ruacho, Dorsey High School (Greater Los Angeles)

POST-SECONDARY PREPARATION

“The ACE Mentor Program has been a great opportunity for me over this past year. By meeting with professionals from the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, it helped me relate the ideas learned in the classroom to real world projects and buildings.”

— Joshua Heath, Oak Park High School (Kansas City, MO)

INDUSTRY RESOURCES

AUTODESK

Autodesk’s comprehensive portfolio of intelligent 3D model–based Building Information Modeling (BIM) desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

BENTLEY

Through the Bentley Institute, you can take advantage of a variety of tools and resources in the Academic Program.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

AIA is regularly reviewing free K-12 architecture resources and activities for students and families to enjoy.

BEST

Career map illustrating many of the jobs and career paths possible in building performance.

NEXT

NEXT.cc is an eco web that introduces what design is, what design does, and why design is important.

SKETCHUP

SketchUp Pro is a smarter way to think about 3D modeling – it’s like a pencil with superpowers!

TALLO

Tallo is an online platform that connects students with opportunities like jobs, internships, colleges, and scholarships.

TEKLA CAMPUS

Tekla Campus is an online learning academy for students to learn the basics of BIM.

HCM DESIGN CLUB

Interested in a career in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning, or design?

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STAY CONNECTED

Are you using all the resources available to you as an ACE alumni? Staying in touch with ACE means exclusive access to internships, continued mentoring and job opportunities, just to mention a few!

Register as an ACE Alumni to receive information about these opportunities straight to your inbox! Sign in to your former ACE student account and register here: 

ACE ALUMNI SAY...

The life and work skills learned in ACE (e.g., teamwork, communication) remain useful.

ACE ALUMNI AGREE...

The technical skills and knowledge learned in ACE (e.g., computer-aided design, sustainable design) continue to be useful.

ACE ALUMNI REPORT...

Their ACE experience made them better prepared than their college peers.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

No ACE Team meetings? No problem! Challenge yourself to these industry-related activities while at home!

ENGINEER GIRL

The EngineerGirl website is part of an NAE project to bring national attention to the opportunity that engineering represents to everyone!

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT PRESERVATION TRUST

With Architect Studio 3D, young architects can design a home – hands-on.

HOW BRIDGES WORK

Explains and illustrates major bridge types.

PAPER TOYS

Paper toys, models, and cut-outs. Includes Sydney Opera House, U.S. Capitol Building, Empire State Building, and more

PBS | BUILD BIG

Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with Building Big™, a five-part PBS television series and interactive web site.

SALARY GUIDE

Find average salaries for any occupation.

HARNESS HERO SAFETY TRAINING APP

This gaming app will enhance the way construction companies deliver fall protection training.

20 GREATEST ARCHITECTS

Discover the 20 greatest architects in the world.

THE HISTORY OF CONCRETE

A look through the evolution of concrete.

50 GREATEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

These buildings are renowned for various reasons.

BUILDING SIMPLE MACHINES

In this lesson,  learn how to build your own simple machine using levers.

EDX | FREE ONLINE ARCHITECTURAL COURSES

Access 2000 free online courses from 140 leading institutions worldwide.

MIT | FREE ONLINE ARCHITECTURE COURSES

Free online architectural courses offered by MIT.

SKETCHUP CAMPUS

Get started learning techniques that make SketchUp unique.

FUNDAMENTALS
LANDSCAPE & SITE DESIGN

CREATIVITY CONNECTIONS

Take the time to think, reflect, make and create!

LET'S GO BOYS + GIRLS | STEM LEARNING RESOURCES

LET’S GO Boys and Girls has compiled a list of STEM learning resources.

PROCORE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

With Procore’s educational activities you will explore the world of virtual design and construction.

DISCOVER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

In this activity book, you will learn about landscape architecture, see sketches from landscape architecture professionals, have the opportunity to sketch and color drawings, and problem-solve to plan your own projects.

ACE @Home is an opportunity for students to receive information on professional development and industry careers through short, prerecorded webinars and activities that can be completed from home.

ACE @Home is an optional program in addition to your local ACE affiliate programming.

Completion of these activities is not required and will have no impact on your participation in your local ACE program.

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