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Thanks to our many mentoring firms and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support.

The ACE Mentor Program of Tennessee introduces high school students throughout Greater Nashville to the excitement, rewards and diverse careers available in the architectural, construction management and engineering professions.

We started our program in 2002 with 40 students from three schools. The students were organized into three teams and mentored by professionals from 15 firms. We now reach more than 100 students each year with 80 dedicated professionals mentoring six teams.

Due to the tremendous demand for the program, we are now actively recruiting and training more mentors, so we can reach more young people throughout our area.

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Our Projects

This year we have seven teams designing a multitude of projects from medical office buildings to mixed use facilities. For detailed information on these projects as well as a more detailed history of our affiliate please visit the newsletter at the right hand side of this page. During this process our students learn how to apply many of the same tools professionals use each day. Students also visit the offices of ACE professionals to see first-hand what it is like to work in key segments of the building industry.

In addition, the teams have the opportunity to tour construction sites for major projects, such as the new Convention Center. They also get to experience hands on real activities such as bricklaying, and casting and testing concrete cylinders.

Each year, our program culminates with a banquet at which students present their projects to approximately 400 mentors, parents, educators and community leaders. Keynote speakers have included the governor of Tennessee, the mayor of Nashville and major professional sports figures. To date, we have also awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in the building industry.

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If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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