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ACE Cleveland

Over the last thirteen years, the Cleveland ACE Program has provided over $1.3 million scholarships to over 180 students.

(ACE) Architecture Construction Engineering
With over 75 affiliate chapters nationwide, the ACE Mentor Program exists "to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students" in the architecture, construction, and engineering industries.
About Ace Cleveland
nearly 200 students from 11 schools in the cleveland area
Nearly 200 students from 11 schools in the Cleveland area
ACE students receive invaluable hands-on education

They learn to understand the day-to-day workings of the AEC industries by living it, and experiencing it. 

ACE Cleveland Students

Ace Program Highlights

Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including skilled trades

  • Expert Guidance

    Mentors guide the students as they work towards a final project, introducing them to the careers, industry vocabulary, and various roles companies play in the construction industry.

  • Peer Teamwork

    Teams are composed of 15-25 students and their industry mentors. Each team is set up to emulate an actual design team, with students guided through a mock design project by their architect, engineer, and construction management mentors.

  • All Year Long

    ACE runs for the duration of the school year. The teams meet for approximately 15 sessions, for about two hours after school.

  • Extra Activities

    In addition to these team sessions, there are also all-team activities such as "College Night" and field trips to construction sites.

  • Authentic Experience

    The meetings are held either in schools or at the offices of the firms to give the students as authentic an experience as possible.

  • Lifelong Relationships

    Many students remain active alumni of the program through the scholarships they receive, relationships they develop with their mentors, and future employment opportunities they exercise — such as internships and post-college jobs.

Join ACE Cleveland

Experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities, and rewards for yourself. 

ACE Cleveland Students

Support Ace

You can support the future of ACE by becoming a mentor, joining the advisory council, and supporting us financially.
Be a Mentor

As a mentoring business, you make a direct and vital contribution to the students. Join us as a mentoring business.

Advise Our Council

The ACE advisory council are the best in our local industry. We need your specialty. Consider joining us this year.

Donate to ACE

We need your financial support to provide resources, services,and scholarships for our talented students. Please support ACE today.

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