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For ACE Students the Construction Industry is their Classroom

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The ACE Mentor Program of Central California is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career is design and construction.

Nationally, more than 50,000 students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience.

Led by mentors. Driven by students.

As a participant, students will join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE isn't about merely describing specific professions, it's about immersing students in the actual profession.

What to expect.

Students will visit professional offices, job sites and other relevant locations. Students discuss the same issues, and preform the same tasks, as if you worked in the industry. ACE gives them a practical hands-on view of a job's everyday reality.

Opportunities abound.

ACE is their chance to learn about different construction industry careers - and discover which one might be right for them. It's also a great way to connect with other students who share their passions.

ACE works. We've always believed it. Now research proves it.

An eye-opening benchmark research study was undertaken in January 2010 to quantify ACE's impact on young lives. ACE students between 2002 and 2009 were surveyed. Result revealed a depth of positive influence.

The findings at-a-glance:

• ACE Mentor Program participants graduate high school at greater rate an non-ACE participants.

• ACE increases the diversity in architecture, construction and engineering program enrollment.

• Female ACE Mentor Program participants enter college engineering programs at double the national rate of their non-ACE counterparts.

• More minorities are enrolled in ACE Mentor Programs than other after school programs as a whole.

• More low-income students are enrolled in the ACE Program than other after school programs as a whole.

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