PHOENIX (June 24, 2021) – StrataTech Education Group is proud to announce the appointment of its President and CEO, Mary Kelly, to the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) board of directors. Kelly will lend her skilled trades industry and education experience to provide governance and oversight to further drive the mission of ACE.
ACE is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industry, including skilled trades. With the current and critical skilled labor shortage, ACE and StrataTech Education Group are working diligently to enroll and train the next generation of skilled trades professionals.
“I am honored to be joining the ACE board or directors to help the incredible organization continue to drive its mission forward,” said Kelly. “At StrataTech, our innovative curriculum and dedicated employees provide elite training to best prepare the next generation of skilled trades employees for lucrative and meaningful careers. It is so rewarding to have the opportunity to work with two organizations that strive for the same positive outcomes in bettering the skilled trades industry.”
In addition to Kelly joining the board, StrataTech Education Group will be providing program members with $2,000 scholarships to use towards tuition at any of its four campuses. Curriculum programs include welding, refrigeration, HVAC and electric.
“We are thrilled to have Mary Kelly join our board and are incredibly thankful for StrataTech Education Group’s generous scholarship sponsorships,” said Diana Eidenshink, president of ACE. “We support more than 10,000 students every year, and we try to provide as many low barrier opportunities as possible and with the support of Mary Kelly and StrataTech, we are one step closer to that.”
Scholarships are for ACE program members only and prospective students can find additional information on the scholarship application process here.
For more information about StrataTech Education Group and its campuses and programs, visit here.
About StrataTech Education Group
StrataTech Education Group focuses on the education, growth and development of specialized career education schools, particularly skilled-trade programs designed to address the nation’s growing infrastructure needs. Holding an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau, StrataTech Education Group’s portfolio includes The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), Tulsa Welding School (TWS), Tulsa Welding School Jacksonville, and Tulsa Welding School & Technology Center (TWSTC). For more information, visit www.StrataTech.com.
About ACE Mentor Program
Founded in 1994, ACE, which stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, annually engages 10,000 high school students in a free afterschool program lasting 15-19 sessions. Volunteer industry professionals mentor students and lead them through a hands-on simulation of designing and constructing buildings. ACE’s 77 affiliates operate in 37 states. Since its establishment, ACE has awarded $22.8 million in scholarships to help its students with post-secondary education and skilled crafts training. ACE is supported at the national and local level by major companies in the integrated construction industry. For more information visit www.acementor.org