IMG_0350.JPGBuilding Industry Sponsors are needed to support the ACE Mentor programs and college scholarships. The ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia is a not for profit 501c3 and the EIN number is 26-4425401. Please contact Breanne Kintz for ACE sponsor opportunities, thank you.

Top 10 Reasons to Sponsor ACE

Ace is one of a kind. Unlike any other program, ACE introduces high school students to the full process of designing and building a project and to all facets of the integrated design and construction industry.

ACE Serves the Entire A-E-C Industry. 
All A-E-C industry sectors sponsor and lead ACE for the benefit of the overall industry’s workforce. No other afterschool or mentoring program has a comparable industry-wide focus or support base. 

ACE Helps Meet A-E-C Industry’s Future Workforce Needs.

  • 7 in 10 of all alumni major in A-E-C in college or are already employed in the industry. 

  • Industry-related majors of 2016 alumni entering college: 
22% design (architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning) 45% mechanical, civil, electrical and structural engineering 
5% construction management

ACE Taps the Power and Value of Volunteerism. 
In the 2016-2017 program year, 3,600 industry professionals volunteered an average 38 hours as mentors. The value of their time is an estimated $20.8 million. 

ACE’s Success Has Earned National and Local Recognition.

  • 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring – the nation’s highest award for mentoring. 

  • American Institute of Architects 2014 Collaborative Achievement Award. 

  • ACE affiliates, leaders and mentors annually earn national and local awards for their 
professional achievements and contributions to ACE. 

ACE Helps Diversify Industry Workforce.

  • African-American and Hispanic ACE students enter college as architecture and civil, mechanical and electrical engineering majors at double and triple the rates of their national counterparts. 

  • ACE women students enter college as engineering majors at almost twice the national rate. 

  • 28% of ACE students are from families where neither parent attended college. 

ACE Motivates and Assists Student to Attend College.

  • 80% of students report ACE increased their motivation to attend college. 

  • ACE has awarded more than $14 million in scholarships since its founding, including $1.7 
million in 2016. 

  • 7 out of 10 alumni say they felt ACE gave them an edge over their freshmen college 

ACE Teaches Students a Broad Range of Industry-related Skills. 
More than 80% of ACE students agree that they learned such skills and knowledge as green design, basic engineering principles, construction cost estimation, and computer-aided design. 

ACE Gives Students 21st-Century Work Life Skills Prized by Employers. 
85% of 2016 alumni agree ACE improved their leadership, oral and graphic communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. 

ACE Enhances Students’ Attitudes Toward High School Studies. Two-thirds of ACE alumni from the class of 2016 believe their ACE experience made their high school studies more meaningful and motivated them to study more.