Since our founding in 1994, ACME has developed many successful career preparation initiatives in collaboration with companies such as Sony, Warner Bros., Boeing, SunPower, Gensler, Disney, National Academies of Science, American Film Institute, and DreamWorks. These initiatives include college and career pathway programs, internships, career academies, collaborative learning spaces, professional development and online learning communities. The primary challenge was, and still is, how to involve industry professionals on a sustainable basis to ensure workplace standards are consistently integrated into student learning. ACME first tackled this issue by pioneering the use of videoconferencing to connect studio mentors to animation classrooms in 1996 and later launching our first online mentoring platform in 2001.