As the scheduler for my ACE team, I leaned to read and create project timelines in the Gantt Chart Format. I also gained the experience of presenting my work to a client during the final group presentation. Because of the contacts I made during the year, I received an internship with Bechtel Corporation. ACE is a great way to build a personal network that will help me in the future.
High school students in the Louisville 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 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.
Louisville Affiliate Featured on Kentucky Educational Television
Louisville Students Receive Funding to Build Their Design
Business First highlights Iroquois High School Students.
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.
View Our Board of Directors.
Participate in ACE!
ACE Louisville is working with Kentuckiana Constructions Users Council (KCUC) a Construction Users Round Table (CURT) affiliate to utilize resources of that membership for mentors and fundraising.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact us today!