ACE has given me a head start in learning the expectations and responsibilities of an architect. I now know what is expected as I go on to college and what I need to do to prepare myself.
The ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore helps students learn about career opportunities in architecture, construction management, and engineering, while also providing mentoring and scholarships for those interested in pursuing these careers. For the 2020 – 2021 school year we presented over $34,000+ in scholarships between both the Talbot County location and the Wicomico County location.
Program participants come from local public and private high schools. When recruiting, we make a special effort to reach those who are traditionally under-represented in our industry, such as women and minorities, as well as those who may be unaware of careers in the design and construction professions.
Throughout the 18-session program, we introduce these students to the building industry’s career potential by having them work as part of a collaborative team under the mentorship of an industry professional to plan and design a “Mock” project on a real site. The program concludes with presentations that simulate the ones professionals deliver to their clients.
Our Team Projects
Our teams currently worked on a variety of imaginative and exiting projects. These include A New Marina for Port Street, A Water Route Between St. Michaels and Oxford, Connecting Communities and A Journey for Hope project.
Guided by mentors from local building industry professional firms, the teams created site plans, architectural and engineering designs, sketches and working drawings, conceptual models, and other materials required to clearly visualize and present their ideas.
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Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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