Building Industry Sponsors are needed to support the ACE Mentor programs and college scholarships. The ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia is a not for profit 501c3 and the EIN number is 26-4425401. Please contact Breanne Kintz for ACE sponsor opportunities, thank you.
Ace is one of a kind. Unlike any other program, ACE introduces high school students to the full process of designing and building a project and to all facets of the integrated design and construction industry.
ACE Serves the Entire A-E-C Industry. All A-E-C industry sectors sponsor and lead ACE for the benefit of the overall industry’s workforce. No other afterschool or mentoring program has a comparable industry-wide focus or support base.
ACE Helps Meet A-E-C Industry’s Future Workforce Needs.
ACE Taps the Power and Value of Volunteerism. In the 2016-2017 program year, 3,600 industry professionals volunteered an average 38 hours as mentors. The value of their time is an estimated $20.8 million.
ACE’s Success Has Earned National and Local Recognition.
ACE Helps Diversify Industry Workforce.
ACE Motivates and Assists Student to Attend College.
ACE Teaches Students a Broad Range of Industry-related Skills. More than 80% of ACE students agree that they learned such skills and knowledge as green design, basic engineering principles, construction cost estimation, and computer-aided design.
ACE Gives Students 21st-Century Work Life Skills Prized by Employers. 85% of 2016 alumni agree ACE improved their leadership, oral and graphic communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.
ACE Enhances Students’ Attitudes Toward High School Studies. Two-thirds of ACE alumni from the class of 2016 believe their ACE experience made their high school studies more meaningful and motivated them to study more.