MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. –Jim Bruyn (center of photo at right), of Bruyn Designed, guides local high school students through a structural design challenge at SUNY Orange’s Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on the opening night of the College’s ACE Mentor...read more
The ACE Mentor Hudson Valley Affiliate inaugural student year end event took place today. The event was hosted by SUNY Orange and took place at the Rowley Science Building - SUNY Orange - Middletown campus. It was attended by students, parents, mentors, friends and...read more
The Newburgh Team had our first session last week! Students were presented with a Request for Proposal to design a new boathouse for the Newburgh Free Academy Crew Team. Special thanks to Johnny's Riverside Pizza & Deli for generously supporting our first session!...read more
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 program was founded in New York City in 1995 by leading architects, contractors, engineers and owners. It has grown to more than 8,000 students and 2,500 mentors in 200 cities and 40 states. Since its inception, the program has served over 5,000 students in New York and 65,000 students nationwide. In 2012, over 800 students registered for the program in New York alone. 72% of ACE students are minorities and 49% are female.
At ACE Mentor Hudson Valley our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students in the Hudson Valley region to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
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.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that the construction industry will need 1.6 million new workers nationwide by 2022. And in New York, it has been reported that around 40 percent of the statewide industry will reach retirement age within two years. What we do now will help us address that gap in the future so we are prepared to support the continuous growth of construction.
Practicing professionals attracting young people to real professions
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 for the following vocations:
College & University Representatives
An education that goes well beyond textbooks
By working with real professionals in real work environments, ACE students receive an invaluable hands-on education — they learn to understand the day-to-day workings of a business by living it, experiencing it, not merely reading about it.
ACE New York has awarded $1,887,000 in scholarships to 915 program graduates
“ACE has given me a head start in learning the expectations and responsibilities of an architect. I now know what is expected as I go on to college and what I need to do to prepare myself.”Greg Swift
ACE’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring to support their continued advancement in the industry.
Sponsors are all key to the success of ACE. Only with their support are we able to offer life-changing career programs to students at no cost.
Want to become a sponsor? Call 703.942.8101 or fill out our form.