Oregon faces many challenges. However, there are many opportunities for improvement. Career learning, both in the community and in Career Technical Education classes, is proven to help students graduate, continue their education after high school, and find their footing in the world of work.
This summer, four outstanding students from Portland’s ACE Mentor Program recently spent a week at the University of Colorado Denver, where they joined peers from other Western states at a regional ACE Summer Camp.
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Since 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Oregon has awarded $623,000 in scholarships to 143 Oregon students. These young people are graduating from college and emerging as promising talent in their fields.
This Spring, students have gone behind the scenes at Instrument, Daimler, AWS Elemental, Kaiser Permanente, and many other leading employers. They’ve gotten advice about future plans from UP nursing students, designed their own pair of Stans, learned how to code, built their own trucks, and revived patients in a simulated code blue. Here’s what students say: