The ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia kicks off the week of Aug. 28. ACE is an after school mentoring program where high school students have the opportunity to meet with architects, engineers, and builders to learn about careers in the design and construction industry. Students will gain experience in working on a real-world project and have the opportunity to compete for scholarships to pursue and A-C-E career beyond high school.
This year the student project will focus on the development of the old US Pipe and Wheland Foundry site on Chattanooga’s southside. Students will present their work at our annual scholarship event on Feb. 1, 2018.
The program is operating at three school-based teams, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, East Ridge High School, and Howard High School. There will be two open teams for students from any area high school at EMJ Corporation and Chattanooga State Community College.
For more details on team meetings and to register your students, go to www.acementor.org.
ACE is also actively recruiting architect, engineer, and construction mentors for the 2017-2018 program. To become a mentor, register at www.acementor.org. All mentors are required to complete a background check and mentor training prior to working with students. For more information, contact Breanne Kintz at firstname.lastname@example.org.