The AGC of Greater Milwaukee’s (AGC) Education and Research (E&R) Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution totaling $15,000 has been made to the ACE Mentor Program’s Milwaukee Chapter, an organization that introduces high school students to the wide range of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. The AGC E&R Foundation’s $15,000 donation serves as a testament to AGC’s relationship with the ACE Mentor Program.
“In showing high school students from a range of backgrounds how fulfilling a career in construction can be, we are ensuring our industry has the talented, passionate, and innovative workforce needed to carry us into the future,” stated AGC CEO Mark Kessenich. Of the $15,000 donation, $5,000 will be applied to the Program’s operating expenses. The remaining
$10,000 will be used for scholarships awarded to students in the Program who demonstrate exceptional aptitude and desire to build a future in the construction industry and are looking to study in a related field at a post-secondary institution.
“We thrive upon partnerships like the one we’ve formed with AGC,” said Tim Jones, ACE Mentor Program Board member and Vice President of Operations for Mortenson Construction “The ACE Mentor Program relies upon community and professional support in our mission to introduce high school students to the architecture, construction, and engineering industries.”
The AGC E&R Foundation was founded as a philanthropic organization in 1980 to promote the construction industry’s education and research efforts. Since its establishment, the E&R Foundation’s Board of Directors has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships to local schools and universities throughout southeastern Wisconsin.