ACE's mission is to engage students and encourage their pursuit of careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring. Students are assigned to teams and each team is overseen by industry mentors. The teams are configured to emulate an actual design team, with students guided through a mock design project by their architect, engineer, and construction management mentors. The mentors guide the students as they work towards a final project, introducing them to careers, industry vocabulary, and various roles companies play in the construction industry. ACE will run for the duration of the school year and student teams will meet for approximately 15 sessions, each about two hours after school. In addition to these sessions, the students will also participate in all-team activities such as "College Night" and field trips to construction sites.