What is the ACES Career Readiness Program?

The ACES Career Readiness Program was developed to ensure that ACES students are well-equipped to enter the workforce. Based on successful piloted career readiness programming of 100 ACES students funded by the HESS Construction Company, the ACES Career Readiness Program aims to significantly improve career readiness through experiential activities in partnership with regional employers and workforce-readiness skill-building.

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Career Readiness with ACES

Complementing the degree completion goals of ACES programming, the ACES Career Readiness Program provides career guidance, training, and opportunities for career experiences at every level of the academic pathway. Programming concepts and activities are based on research-supported best practices to support development of career competencies specifically designed for success in three progressive segments:

Montgomery County Public Schools

  • Career Assessments
  • Exploration Activities
  • Career Immersion at Regional Employers
  • Service Learning
  • Communication Skills and Professionalism Training
  • Support with College Major Selection

Montgomery College

  • Career Planning
  • Job Shadowing
  • Leadership Exposure and Opportunities
  • Training on Collaboration and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Internships, including Virtual and Microinternships
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing

The Universities at Shady Grove