Inland Empire


Wes Smylie
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Cell: 909.560.9929


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Mentor Appreciation 2019
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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate.
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Inland Empire Chapter 6th Annual Golf Classic

Friday December 4, 2020
Sierra Lakes Golf Course
16600 Clubhouse Drive, Fontana, CA

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About Us

High school students in the Inland Empire 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. ACE Mentor Inland Empire now has programs at Santiago High School in Corona, Eisenhower High School in Rialto, Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, and most recently at Montclair High School in Montclair.

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.

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.