Start Your Future with the ACE Mentor Program
Imagine designing a state-of-the-art stadium, planning the construction of a suspension bridge, or transforming the vision for an urban center into a reality while you’re still in high school!
How it Works
You’re assigned to a team with other students. Mentors from participating companies will work with your team during the school year, meeting with you after school. You will learn how designers and builders think and work. Your mentors will also take you on behind-the-scenes office tours and field trips to construction sites. And then there’s the design project....
The Design Project
Your team, under your mentor’s guidance, will develop an actual engineering or architectural design project. You learn and apply important skills such as problem solving and drawing, to design a real-life school, bridge, park—whatever your team agrees on. Then, in the final big event of the season, you and your team present your project to your mentors, teachers, parents and fellow students.
Career guidance: Your exposure to many disciplines and specialties associated with the construction industry helps you decide which one —if any—is right for you.
There is no cost to students for participating in the program—it just requires some time—time for learning how your mentors think and what they do, time working with your team on your project, time preparing for your future.
Our current locations for ACE are Metro Tech High School, Moon Valley High School, and EVIT. If your school is interested in hosting ACE Mentoring sessions, please contact ACEMentorAZ@gmail.com