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The ACE Mentor Program’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction and engineering through mentoring, and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

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.

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.

Participating Schools

Chaffey High School

Chaffey Joint Union High School District



Chino High School

Chino Valley Unified School District


Eisenhower High School

Rialto Unified School District


Etiwanda High School

Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Santiago High School

Corona Norco Unified School District


Participate in ACE!

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader HERE!

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.

ACE Inland Empire Scholarship

The ACE Inland Empire Scholarship will consist of a cash award to be distributed to qualified, selected ACE Inland Empire Students who are or will be enrolled in a post-high school educational or occupational training program related to a career in Architecture, Construction or Engineering (ACE). Download your application HERE.