Sanford, FL – November 8, 2017 – As part of the Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of America, Wharton-Smith hosted a construction site tour for more than 40 high school students within the Seminole County Public School District. See more pictures.
As the students arrived at Millennium Middle School—a $43 million performing arts magnet school—they received their safety glasses, vests, hard hats and some important words about safety on a construction site from Senior Project Manager Paul Fulks.
Project team members conducted a full tour of the project site with many stops along the way to explain construction methods, materials, technology, and safety.
“The kids enthusiasm toward our project, and the Construction Industry, was refreshing. We could tell they wanted to learn about our work,” said Paul. “Hopefully, this experience will foster their interest in the architecture, construction management, or engineering professions. Who knows maybe one day we’ll be working for one of these kids,” he added.
About ACE Mentor
The construction industry’s fastest growing high school program, ACE Mentor reaches more than 8,000 students annually inspiring them to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. ACE not only engages sponsors and volunteer mentors to expose students to real-world opportunities, it financially supports each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants.