Transformative Partner Program: Mentor Overview

The goal of this initiative is to actively mentor, engage with, and support students through their post-secondary academic studies, following their initial engagement with ACE during high school. The goal is to ensure the ACE alumni successfully complete their studies and enter as a full-time employee of the construction industry.

Mentor Role

  • Provide professional, academic, and personal advice and support to ACE Alumni currently enrolled in a post-secondary program.
  • Serve as a positive role model.
  • Support ACE-TPP goals and expectations.

Good ACE-TPP Mentors are:

  • Flexible, consistent, and available to students at various times of day.
  • Professionals in their field.
  • Able to articulate feedback well in written form (emails, text, etc).
  • Willing to share their experiences.
  • Positive role models.

Onboarding Process

  • Register in ACE-TPP database
  • Complete background check
  • Attend orientation and training session
  • Once background check and mentor agreement are complete, get matched with student
  • Meet with student!

Mentor Time Commitment

  • Ideally mentors will commit to a long-term relationship with an ACE Alumni who is just beginning their post-secondary education.
  • Commit to engaging with students virtually or in person through monthly or bi-weekly check-ins via email, text, phone, or virtual meetings.
  • Attend an initial training session and additional sessions as requested.
  • Submit check-in reports to ACE-TPP program coordinators.
  • Attend meetings and events as scheduled by ACE-TPP participating firm (time commitment varies depending on the firm’s internal structure of the program)

Participation Requirements

  • Register in the ACE-TPP database and successfully complete a background check.
  • Familiarity with the ACE mentor program is helpful, or a willingness to learn more about ACE
  • A professional in the A-C-E fields
  • Interested and comfortable working with young people, both in person and virtually.
  • Willing to adhere to all program best practices and recommendations.
  • Availability to regularly check in with your mentee and provide timely and appropriate responses.
  • Willing to communicate regularly with program staff and submit activity information.