With development in Boston at an all-time high, the need for professionals in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields is bigger than ever. A young Jamaica Plain resident received a scholarship that will help him get involved with the development industry.
ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, the non-profit organization which introduces high school students to the architecture, construction, and engineering industries, is at the helm of helping develop future talent in those industries. ACE Mentor Program held its 8th annual networking event on May 16 at The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts. It’s the primary fundraising event for the organization.
The 2018 event featured remarks from many of the 15 impressive students who received scholarships this year ranging from $4,000 to $12,000 as well as a “Mentor of the Year” award ceremony.
Jamaica Plain resident Mohammed Omar, a high school student at Brighton High School, is one of the 15 impressive high school students from a community in and around Boston that will receive a scholarship this year. With professional guidance by industry mentors who are full-time employees of construction, design and engineering firms, students participate in a five-month design project and construct a hypothetical project in order to learn about each discipline and take part in activities such as the ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) exhibition hall scavenger hunt, site visits, Revit training and trade day.