Southwest Florida


Dustin Chisum
(p) 239.849.5093
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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. View our board members.

Join us for the 2014 ACE Mentor SWFL Charity Golf Tournament!

Friday, October 17th at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, FL
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Help support ACE Mentor SWFL

Although ACE is managed by unpaid volunteers, funding is still required in order for ACE to mentor and educate students about the ACE disciplines. In addition to the scholarships, miscellaneous expenses are required such as food and beverages for student meetings, buses for students to visit construction sites and offices, liability insurance, and model-making supplies.

To continue our success, ACE is requesting contributions for scholarships and operating expenses for the ACE program to successfully continue.

Please join us in continuing to build a better future for our students. Click the button below to donate now:

High school students in the Southwest Florida area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.

At bi-weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices.

For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.

Our Team Projects

Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day.

The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines.

Many ACE affiliates culminate their program year with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers and community leaders.

Participate in ACE!

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.