“For the past six years I have been part of the NJ affiliate of the national ACE Mentor Program whose focus is to mentor students curious about the building industry. These professionals range from architects, interior designers, and landscape architects; civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; contractors, construction managers; and related companies and organizations. Each dedicated member/mentor is willing to put long hours into a 100% voluntary effort, for the benefit of high school students and the future of the industry.
For those unfamiliar with the organization it’s a group of roughly 2,900 volunteers nationwide that lead students through hands on programs, 15 session of 2 hours each that simulate industry experience. Meant to inspire students to further explore studies in these fields, there is absolutely no cost to the students or to their associated schools!
In addition to volunteering for the face-to-face sessions, mentors\volunteers hold events to raise money for student scholarships. Students who enroll in an industry related degree will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships, which in the past have ranged from $500 up to $2,500, This year, however, we want offer our students more.
We’re inviting all members, industry organizations, school representatives, current and interested students and parents, related companies, and other interested individuals to the Annual Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ. Come and meet our current active members and scholarship recipients; network and learn about selected projects around the state that have made impacts on their communities. And if you are feeling extra generous, please donate or sign up to be a sponsor for this event! Please go to www.AceMentor.org to learn about our organization, and visit our local affiliate page to register for the event at www.AceMentor.org/affiliates/new-jersey/new-jersey/events/. “