MV Center for Education and Training (MVCET, formerly ACE MV) is the Island’s center for education, meeting the needs of Martha’s Vineyard residents and strengthening the economy and culture of our Island.
As a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, MVCET contracts with agencies and higher-ed institutions to fulfill education needs for individuals and professionals. We are funded by tuition (which we always strive to keep affordable); by grants from the six Island towns; from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; from private foundations; and by donations from year-round residents, summer residents, and visitors eager to support the Martha’s Vineyard they love.
MVCET provides opportunities to earn a certificate, license, or degree in a number of economic sectors, allowing Vineyard residents to pursue advanced learning without leaving the Island. We are also a platform for individuals to learn about and discuss current events and community concerns, hosting panels, lectures and workshops that educate and inspire. Our new and innovative pilot MV Community College Consortium is removing barriers for Islanders to earn an Associate’s Degree on-Island, made possible by our expanding partnerships with Bristol Community College and Cape Cod Community College.
MVCET remains committed to developing and launching new programs that benefit our Island’s people, land and waters, constantly renewing and expanding our partnerships both on and off-Island to bring our residents educational opportunities to grow and thrive.