texas.jpgACE affiliates in Texas provide a fun and informative way for high school students to learn about the many exciting career opportunities available in architecture, engineering and construction.

Volunteer mentors drawn from top firms in the area building industry assist teams of students with design projects similar to the ones professionals work on every day. These might range from high-rise hotels and condominiums to movie theaters, internet cafes, firehouses and more.

To develop their projects, students use computerized tools, models, site plans and other materials. They also visit the offices of working professionals across a variety of disciplines and take “insider” tours of major construction sites.

The program wraps up with special year-end events where students present their finished projects to mentors, parents and teachers. Some affiliates also award college scholarships, and all students benefit from the college and career advice they obtain from their mentors.

Discover more about the opportunities Texas ACE mentoring programs offer in your area by clicking on the cities under Texas to the left.