ACE Mentor Program
ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA – started in 2000 the ACE Mentor Program gives local high school students the opportunity to learn more about careers in architecture, construction and engineering. To learn more about becoming a mentor or enrolling a student, contact ACE Mentor Program.
Charter High School for Architecture + Design (CHAD)
The Charter High School for Architecture + Design was started in 1999 by the Philadelphia Chapter of AIA and GBCA, as a Legacy Project in conjunction with the AIA National Convention. Today CHAD engages and educates Philadelphia students through the power of design thinking and introduction to creative career opportunities. To learn more about opportunities or to enroll contact CHAD.
Mercy CTE High School
Mercy Career & Technical High School (Mercy CTE) provides an immersive, project-based education to prepare students for what’s next, whether it be entering the workforce to start a career or continuing their education after graduation. Founded in 1950, the school is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, backed by a legacy of proven success. The Building Trades CTE program meets the job needs of the Philadelphia area. This program provides skills needed for the building trades, property maintenance, and construction field. Students gain relevant, classroom, and hands-on experience in carpentry, construction management, facility maintenance, electricity, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and plumbing. Visit Mercy CTE to learn more about the Building Trades program.
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
YouthBuild Philly was founded to give high school dropouts a second chance and the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their community. YouthBuild’s innovative program offers young at-risk adults a high school diploma, valuable job skills, and the opportunity to learn and grow in a community-oriented, supportive environment. Through YouthBuild’s Building Trades track, students transform abandoned properties into comfortable and affordable homes for first-time, low-income home buyers. Since 1992, YouthBuild Philly students have refurbished over 80 homes in Philadelphia. YouthBuild offers three training tracks in construction: Green Building, Advanced Construction, and Building and Deconstruction. Visit YouthBuild Philadelphia to learn more.