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1 ACE Mentor Program Blueprint for the Future

2 Overview of ACE ACE Mission 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.

3 Overview of ACE Affiliates 62 Affiliates Across the United States

4 Overview of ACE  Construction – 2 nd largest Industry in the U.S., employing more than 7 million people  Workforce development is a top issue for the future  By year 2016, the construction industry is projected to have 1 million job openings  Today, for every 5 people leaving the industry, only 1 new person enters the workforce Why ACE is Important

5 Overview of ACE Statistical Profile  Over 8,000 students and about 5,000 mentors  Two-thirds are minority and one-third young women  ACE has awarded more than $12 million in scholarships to students  ACE mentoring firms have contributed more than $10 million worth of pro bono time  92% of ACE graduates enroll in future education/college

6 Overview of ACE Outcomes ACE PARTICIPANTS HAVE A HIGHER HS GRADUATION RATE AND ON TIME RATE VS NATIONAL AVERAGE

7 Overview of ACE Rudiments of Program  Group Mentoring Model  Teams of professionals meet with teams of students  Typically fifteen 2-hour sessions, usually every other week  Each team selects a design project and works through entire design process  Projects often simulate real-life situations

8 Overview of ACE Affiliate Project Presentation At conclusion of the program, teams present their projects in a public forum hosted by their local affiliate

9 Overview of ACE National Project Presentations CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ROUND TABLE (CIRT) DESIGN COMPETITION AWARDS A Partnership with the ACE Mentor Program of America  Program: The CIRT/ACE Award competition is maintained, coordinated, and judged by Construction Industry Round Table’s CEOs  Theme for the Program: Celebrating the innovations and contributions the design/construction community makes to the quality of American life, while understanding the issues and challenges the industry faces to deliver on this legacy  Eligibility: Any ACE Mentor Affiliate can submit an entry to participate in the CIRT Design Competition - 39 entries in 2012  Winners: The top three entries are invited to present to a panel of judges at the CIRT meeting in Washington DC

10 Overview of ACE Special Activities  Field trips to construction sites  Visit to Governmental Agencies  Meetings at Mentor Firm’s offices

11 Scholarships Local Affiliate Scholarships Education Collaborative Program Currently over 30 institutions have set aside money for ACE students to apply directly to the institution. This list includes trade schools. Visit the for a full list.www.acementor.org

12 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

13 ACE Mentor Program was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) with a prize of $25,000

14 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring ACE was 1 of 13 Individuals and Organizations given the award for 2010 PAESMEM is the nation’s highest award for mentoring Presented by the President of the United States

15 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring ACE National used the $25,000 prize to honor our mentors.  Five awards of $5,000  Money would be given to the affiliate of Exemplary Mentors  A Named Scholarship after the exemplary mentor would be given to a student in their affiliate  All affiliates were invited submit a nomination  23 Mentors were nominated

16 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring EXEMPLARY MENTORS FOR 2012 James Barnes Rhode Island Affiliate Bryan Burke, P.E. Frederick, MD Affiliate Kelly Cantley Baltimore, MD Affiliate Alexander Chan Eastern Pa Affiliate Jacob Thurlow Northeast Florida Affiliate

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