ACE and Mortenson

Raising awareness, recruiting mentors, and developing our future leaders

Every summer Mortenson is thrilled to welcome high school interns from the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program into each of our 8 regional offices.

The nationwide mentor program pairs students with ACE industry professionals. These students then work on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering, and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day. They experience the flow of a construction project first-hand.

A mentor program for change

The ACE Mentor Program relies on mentor volunteers and firms who work in the architecture, construction, and engineering industry to step forward. Our mentors commit to sharing their passion for the industry and offer a unique chance to help students discover and develop new skills and learn about rewarding careers in construction.

By introducing high-school students to the wide range of career opportunities in the building design and construction industry, we continue to create that excitement within the next generation.

Wondering how to share your passion for the construction industry?

Become a mentor ⟶

Mortenson employees talking with high-school-age youth about the ACE Mentor Program and opportunities that exist in the construction industry after high school.
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Local affiliates influencing the next generation

ACE is comprised of affiliates that serve high-school-age youth within a certain city or region across the nation. Each affiliate has a board of directors, a local coordinator, and a combination of architecture, construction, and engineering firms - all committed to the mission of the ACE Mentor Program.


77

local affiliates in more than 200 cities across the nation

70%

of students from under-served communities

$21

million in scholarships given towards ACE degrees

4,000+

mentors and volunteers participate every year

92%

of students enroll in higher education after an ACE internship

10,000+

students from over 1,100 schools experience ACE


We're continuing to grow not only the number of our mentors internally but the number of students who intern with us. And the partnership we've established with this program has enabled our 8 regional groups to step up and make a difference.

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How you can support our ACE affiliates

Increasing the awareness of this program is vital to continuing the impact that the ACE Mentor Program has on today’s high-schoolers and tomorrow’s leaders. We'd love for you to connect with and support our local affiliate partners.


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Phoenix
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Portland
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Seattle
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Washington DC
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We're proud to partner with the ACE Mentor Program and hope you can help, too.