The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry's fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually. The Western PA chapter of the ACE program reaches about 50 students annually.
Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. Who better to inspire a new generation of young people to start careers in an industry than the professionals currently shaping it? ACE uses working professionals to reach job seekers in architecture, engineering, and construction careers.
ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student's continued success through scholarships and grants. Since inception, ACE has awarded over $14 million in scholarships to promising participants.
In the final session, students will present their final designs to a jury of judges. Scholarship awards will also be presented.