The ACE Mentor Program of America, which encourages students to consider careers in construction, architecture, engineering and other related fields, received a $250,000 donation from Associated Builders and Contractors. The contribution will be spread over five years.
Based in Stamford, Conn., the not-for-profit ACE organization connects high school students with contractors, designers and engineers from leading firms that volunteer their time and energy. It has existed for 12 years and currently operates via 81 affiliates. More than 50 additional locations have filed to begin ACE chapters.
"This funding will greatly increase ACE's continuing efforts to expand into new locations across the country," said Pamela Mullender, ACE executive director. "Our expansion will enable us to work closely with ABC's chapters nationwide to attract talented, ambitious people to this industry."
ABC is a national association representing more than 23,000 construction-related firms in 79 chapters nationwide. For more news and information, visit www.abc.org.