Success Stories

ACE alums share firsthand stories about how ACE is shaping their success
and how it could shape yours too.

All participants rated in-person training

4/5 or 5/5 stars

The online course has received

3000+ registrants

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70% students

Why U.S. Needs Machinists

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A summer project by an ACE alumna will impact ACE partners everywhere.

An Internship’s Impact

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ACE’s newest storyteller shares his journey

From Writer to Subject

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Students showcased more than one way to machine an ACE air engine.

Many Paths, One Goal

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“I really do like running the machines. Going from a block of metal to whatever you’re making, it’s just amazing all the processes in between.”

Steppingstones, Next Chapter

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“Design engineers are always asking, ‘Can I make this, yes, or no?’ Seeing it from a machining perspective helps me answer that more quickly, with more certainty.”

Impacting Industry: Beehive

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“I like to pioneer and just do it. I have a younger sister who’s interested in this stuff. I’m showing her that, hey, you can do it too.”

Alexandra’s Toolbox 

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Credly Certifications: TOP 10 Reasons to Earn ACE Badges

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“This is what I always wanted to do, and I didn’t know all this was right here! Thank you, thank you!”

Opening Doors

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“My pure objective is to give trainers and instructors the confidence to say we can do this.”

Training the Trainers

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“My sister is an engineer; companies with jobs reach out to her everywhere. It’s real! ”

Diversity Matters

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“I used to believe I had gone too far to turn things around, but really, it’s never too late.”

Starting Fresh: Finding New Beginnings

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How ACE is Driving Creativity and Innovation for Knox Makers

Be a Maker!

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How the inaugural SEC Machining Competition is impacting America

The Winner is…

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Paying it Forward

Adonis’ Story

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ACE giving a jump start on college

Bob, Tyler, & Alexandra’s Story

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This Kid Shows Initiative

Braxton’s Story

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ACE Talks: It Started with Her

Neeki’s Story

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From Interest to Apprenticeship: How ACE Impacted a Teenager’s Career Path

Chris’s Story

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