Technology affects every aspect of our daily lives, whether we like it or not. Technology is the passport by which we explore, communicate, share stories, track success, and engage with others. It is at the heart of all we do.
Many urban students and their families are not a part of this growing technology culture. In many cases, there is no internet access or even computers that work at home. The technology divide continues to run deep. Nowhere does this affect students more than when we look at the future job landscape. ACE is changing all that.
At the Academy for Career Exploration (ACE), we're giving students like Esther, Elton, Jarchell and Joana the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. We may not know what the job landscape will look like in10 years, but we do know that technology will be an essential skill, no matter what. ACE is leading the way in educating students for the technology economy.
The demand for a more diverse and technically skilled workforce is great. ACE students know all about diversity. They know how to solve problems and how to persist. Our students know what it means to persevere in the face of adversity. We believe these are skills that employers are looking for. We believe each of our students has strengths and talents that are in demand. Helping students to identify and understand their interests, strengths and opportunities is at the heart of our mission.
The Academy for Career Exploration is a public charter high school in Providence, serving a predominantly Latino student population. The school provides a full college prep curriculum with a focus on technology to get students ready for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers. ACE follows a student centered approach to put the student first to help them attain the knowledge and essential skills they need to be college and career ready upon graduation. As a Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, ACE provides students with opportunities to earn technology based certifications, college credit, and practical work experience inside and outside of school.