Ozarks



First Site Visit to the Willard Intermediate School

First Site Visit is officially in the books! We had great time touring the Willard Intermediate School site on Friday. Thank you to JE Dunn for opening your project to our program and giving us a tour!

Groundbreaking 2019 is here!

Once again we will host our end of year project presentations at Glass Hall on the Missouri State University campus. April 8th at 6pm. Tickets are available for purchase if you don’t have a student to cheer on but still want to see what the night is all about. Email Ozarks(at)acementor.org for more information.

Thanks to all our event sponsors we appreciate you!

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We had a successful fundraiser event!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our first annual Industry Fundraiser Event a success! We had a wonderful time touring the Primatara Wine Cave, eating fantastic food and learning about ACE. Until next year!

Event sponsors are needed!

Our annual Groundbreaking Event is quickly approaching and we are looking for community partners to help sponsor our project presentations, food and awards. Sponsorship forms will be posted soon, feel free to contact us directly by email or phone to discuss how you can help!

Campus Tours were a hit!

Thank you to OTC and Drury for hosting our annual campus tour and team building event. Students toured the Drury School of Architecture and the OTC Construction Technology departments. Hands on activities were included at both sites along with a team building activity at the end for everyone. Thanks to our board members and parents for helping make this event a success!

2018-2019 Student Kick Off Event was great!

We met at Parkview High School this year for our kickoff event. Had pizza, talked with students and parents about the program year and paired up teams and mentors for the year. We can’t wait to see how this year ends at our project presentation event.

Student Registration is open from August 1, 2018- September 7, 2018.

The selection process will begin on September 8th and selected students will receive information on our Kick Off Event for the 2018-19 school year. We have a revised outline for this year based on student, parent and mentor feedback from our first year and are excited to see how it is received! Don’t miss out!!

Create, Build and Present, Phase 3:

Is going on now! Student groups are meeting on a regular basis with their mentors to work on final project presentations to be given on April 3rd, 2018 at our Ground Breaking Event! Students were given outlines to guide their project selections and we are excited to see how creative they can become. Feel free to purchase tickets if you would like to attend. Email us for additional information!

All Hands On, Phase 2:

Our Phase 2 field trip was a hit! We completed a combined tour between Drury University’s School of Architecture and OTC’s Construction Technology Facilities. The students were able to visit labs, listen to staff talk about their programs and roast a few marshmallows. Our team building event was a canned food tower that we then donated for holiday food baskets. Win Win. See you all in the new year!

Update! Intro to the Trades Phase 1:

We are so pleased with how our first year Phase 1 meetings are going. Thank you to everyone who has hosted an event or helped prepare documents. Introduction to Architecture and to Construction have both been completed and feedback from our students and mentors alike has been great. Our last session is for Engineering and will take place on November 15, rounding out the PH1 agenda and moving us into Phase 2 – Hands On, which is a scheduled field trip. Check out more information or follow our process on Facebook.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is closed.

We are pleased to announce we have over 30 students from the Springfield Public School district. We are headed into Phase 1 of our program year. Introduction to the Trades. Office visits, college campus visits and activities to come!

Launch of ACE Ozarks Affiliate in Missouri.

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We are excited to announce the kick off and open registration for the 2017-2018 SPS school year!

Student registrations open until July 31st, 2017. Feel free to email us with any questions, or if you would like to donate or volunteer. We look forward to helping shape the next generation of industry workforce here in the greater Ozarks area!

Want to be a Mentor? Curious about how you can help?

We are hosting an Informational Meeting on Thursday, May 4th at the Pitch Pizza & Pub (2924 E. Sunshine Street, Springfield MO). Come out and join us from 5:30-7pm to talk about the program, how it works, and what mentoring is all about. Food is not provided but is available. Email us with any questions or to RSVP!

Students Look at Construction for Possible Career
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Building the Construction Workforce of the Future
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We are excited to announce the kick off and open registration for the 2017-2018 SPS school year! We will be participating in the Build My Future high school expo event next week, April 12th, at the fairgrounds. Please come by and visit our booth for more information or to pick up registration information. We will have student registration open until July 31st, 2017. Feel free to email us with any questions, or if you would like to donate or volunteer. We look forward to helping shape the next generation of industry workforce here in the greater Ozarks area!