The school year is wrapping up, and so are the many programs our employees participate in to help encourage budding young architects, engineers, and scientists. In the video below, architect Brent North talks about our Vancouver office's involvement in a local high school's work program. "We try to give them some variety and try to expose them to differnt kinds of projects," he says. "But as much as possible give them an idea of what a career in architecture might look like."
Stantec's engineers are doing the same kind of work through programs like the ACE Mentor program. The ACE program matches high school kids interested in STEM careers with professionals in their area to, over the course of the school year, not only learn about the architecture, construction, and engineering professions, but also apply what they're learning to simulated building projects. In New York City and Philadelphia, for example, Stantec's ACE teams recently wrapped up their projects and this year's program.
|Stantec's Philadelphia ACE mentors look on as one |
student group works on a building project.
|NYC's Olga Gorbunova (left) coaches her team|
before their project presentation.
Engineers like Albany, NY's Chris Carter say they definitely value being a part of the program and look forward to it each year. "It is gratifying to be able to make what we do every day seem interesting and exciting to the new generation of designers and builders."
See you next fall, kids!