ACE Mentor Program For High School Students Kicks Off Aug. 26; Seeking Mentors To Sign Up For Aug. 15 Training

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia kicks off the week of Aug. 26.  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 design and reconditioning of a former schoolhouse to house the Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee’s future Construction Center.  Students will present their work at our annual scholarship event on Jan. 30, 2020.  

The program is operating at four school-based teams, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, East Ridge High School, Howard High School and Lafayette High School.  There will be two open teams for students from any area high school at EMJ Corporation and Tinker Ma, Inc.  For more details on team meetings and to register your students, please go to www.acementor.org.

ACE is also actively recruiting architect, engineer and construction mentors for the 2019-2020 program. Mentor training is scheduled for Aug. 15. 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 chattanoogatn@acementor.org.


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