Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, after school, workforce development program designed to attract high school students to pursue a career in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering industry, including skilled trades. ACE is a federation of more than 70 affiliates (chapters) which deliver the program. A national office coordinates and assists affiliates. Over 10,000 students from 1,100 high schools participate annually.
ACE Mentor Program of Western PA (ACE Western PA) was established as an affiliate in 2008 with more than 350 students completing the program. Over $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students.
The mission of the ACE Mentor Program of Western PA is to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and continued support for their advancement into the industry.