For ten years, Washington’s ACE affiliate in Seattle has brought high school students together with local building industry professionals to explore the opportunities available in architecture, engineering, and construction careers.

Working in teams, the students and mentors complete a design project that simulates real-world situations. The teams take field trips and tour professional offices to help them in the design process.

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington offers a 15-week program for Puget Sound students that runs from October to May. To learn more about this program, and the exciting events and projects planned for the coming year, click on the “Seattle” link under Washington to the left.

Additionally, both the Seattle affiliate and ACE National provide scholarships to high school seniors who go on to attend college and study fields leading to careers in the building industry. To date, students in the ACE Mentor Program of Washington have received more than $243,000 in scholarships.