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1811, 2022

Upcoming Small Business Finance Class

November 18th, 2022|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|Tags: , , , , |

Are you a current Vineyard business owner or manager who wants to build the proper infrastructure to track your income and expenses? In this class you will learn:The basics of small business bookkeeeping; what's important to know about running a business from a seasonal perspective; inventory management and financial decision-making; looking at financial (Profit and Loss) statements; and, things to consider when filing taxes.You will also get a general introduction in [...]

1511, 2022

Seeking Instructors for Nurse Aid Training Program

November 15th, 2022|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|Tags: , , |

Martha's Vineyard Center for Education & Training is working in collaboration with Upper Cape Tech to launch a new Nurse Aide Training Program on Martha's Vineyard. We are seeking a licensed nurse to help oversee the last three weeks of this new program. The role will mainly consist of providing clinical supervision for in-person labs and clinical observations. Upper Cape Tech hiring requirements: -Must have an active RN or [...]

1411, 2022

MVCET receives “Non-Profit of the Year” Award from SCORE

November 14th, 2022|Categories: Events, In the News, News, Top News|

This October, the SCORE Cape & Islands Small Business Awards selected Martha's Vineyard Center for Education & Training (MVCET, formerly ACE MV) as Non-Profit of the Year! This recognition is for a nonprofit on the Cape & Islands that demonstrates the use of sound business principles in the execution of its mission. SCORE's 29th annual Awards Breakfast was held Wednesday, October 26 at Family Table Collaborative South Yarmouth, [...]

3110, 2022

Free Financial Literacy Class Series

October 31st, 2022|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|Tags: , |

Session 1: Banking - Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6-7 PM Participants will learn the importance of banking, and the different forms and types of banking to keep their money. Session 2: Budget - Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-7 PM Participants will learn the psychology behind budgeting as well as tips and tools to properly budget. Session 3: Saving - Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6-7 PM Participants will learn best practices for savings [...]

408, 2022

Bristol Virtual Enrollment Workshop

August 4th, 2022|

Navigate your Future with a College Degree! Are you a Vineyard resident planning to enroll at Bristol through the Martha's Vineyard Center for Education and Training (MVCET) partnership? You are invited to attend an upcoming enrollment event to get help signing up for college and enrolling in classes. Start your associate degree or certificate by taking courses at Bristol Community College without having to leave the Vineyard. Courses include English, Marine [...]

408, 2022

Bristol Virtual Enrollment Workshop

August 4th, 2022|

Navigate your Future with a College Degree! Are you a Vineyard resident planning to enroll at Bristol through the Martha's Vineyard Center for Education and Training (MVCET) partnership? You are invited to attend an upcoming enrollment event to get help signing up for college and enrolling in classes. Start your associate degree or certificate by taking courses at Bristol Community College without having to leave the Vineyard. Courses include English, Marine [...]

1706, 2022

Bristol Community College courses come to Martha’s Vineyard

June 17th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs, Events, News, YACCMV|Tags: , , , |

Get started at Bristol Community College with classes designed specifically for Vineyard residents. Enrolling now for Fall 2022 in collaboration with Martha's Vineyard Center for Education and Training (formerly ACE MV). Start your associate degree or certificate by taking courses at Bristol Community College. Courses include English, marine biology, and the College Success Seminar, which helps new students successfully transition to college. Wind certificate courses fluid systems and offshore safety will also be running this fall. 1.    Bring your questions 2.    Complete your enrollment 3.    Get help with FAFSA 4.    See you [...]

1706, 2022

Bristol CC enrollment event for MV #MakeItHappen

June 17th, 2022|Categories: , |

Get started at Bristol Community College with classes designed specifically for Vineyard residents. Enrolling now for Fall 2022 in collaboration with Martha's Vineyard Center for Education and Training (formerly ACE MV). Start your associate degree or certificate by taking courses at Bristol Community College. Courses include English, marine biology, and the College Success Seminar, which helps new students successfully transition to college. Wind certificate courses fluid systems and offshore safety will also be running this fall. 1.    Bring your questions 2.    Complete your enrollment 3.    Get help with FAFSA 4.    See you [...]

2305, 2022

Bristol CC’s Open House: Tuesday May 31 4-6pm at MVRHS Library

May 23rd, 2022|Categories: , |

We are excited to announce that Bristol Community College will be on-Island Tuesday May 31 from 4-6pm. Their Deans and Associate Deans will be present to share NEW college core classes such as English 101 and other basic credit classes that will be offered in-person in the evenings for Vineyard residents this fall. This is part of a new Pilot program which we hope will grow to allow for Vineyard residents [...]

1805, 2022

Offshore Wind Information Session at West Tisbury Public Library

May 18th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , |

Stop by the West Tisbury Public Library on Tuesday, May 24th, between 4:30pm-5:30pm to learn about offshore wind workforce training opportunities available to Island residents. Enrollment in the fall semester starts soon, scholarships are available for women and members of underrepresented communities. Kindly RSVP if you plan to drop by!

1805, 2022

Offshore Wind Student Open House

May 18th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This open house will introduce high school students to the developing field offshore wind on Martha's Vineyard, career pathways within the industry, and how to prepare for those careers with technical training and education. Students will hear from renewable energy insiders, education providers, and offshore engineers, followed by a Q&A session to answer any questions students may have. Interested students should select the ACE MV Offshore Wind Open House option for [...]

905, 2022

Student Offshore Wind Open House

May 9th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Join ACE MV (along with representatives from the renewable energy sector) this Wednesday to learn about workforce training opportunities for students in offshore wind!  Education, technical training, turbine technician careers, and working offshore will all be addressed. MVRHS Library, from 9:00am-9:40am. Please RSVP!

505, 2022

Open House: Portuguese Language and Culture (for island educators only)

May 5th, 2022|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , , |

Learn about our Summer Portuguese Language and Culture classes for island educators! May 19, 2022 03:30 PM on Zoom - Registration required These classes are accredited and run by Bridgewater State University. Live online instruction. We're offering two classes this summer: Introductory Level 1 (501) Introductory Level 2 (502) Register in advance for this open house After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

1804, 2022

Offshore Wind Tech Info Session

April 18th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

Join ACE MV for this brief information session on our Offshore Wind Technician certification program, in partnership with Bristol Community College. Participants will learn about how to train for a career in the field of renewable energy, earning a certificate, the enrollment process for the upcoming fall semester and the exciting scholarship opportunities available for women.

1504, 2022

Offshore Wind Technician Open House

April 15th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

Join ACE MV to learn about how to train to become an offshore wind turbine technician right here on the Vineyard.  Speakers from Vineyard Power, Mass Maritime Academy, ACE MV, Bristol Community College, and current turbine technician students will inform on the enrollment process, becoming certified, working in the offshore wind industry, and more. All are welcome.  Please RSVP. Refreshments will be served.

804, 2022

Offshore Wind Technician Information Session

April 8th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , |

Join ACE MV on Wednesday, April 13th at 4pm for an informal coffee hour about how to train to become an offshore wind turbine technician right here on the Island.  Scholarships are available for women and minorities, find out more at this event!  Coffee and snacks will be provided. Wind power is set to usher in America's next great economic expansion, don't get left behind!

3103, 2022

Women in Wind Virtual Info Session

March 31st, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: , , , |

Join ACE MV for this brief virtual information session on our Offshore Wind Technician certification program, in partnership with Bristol Community College.  Participants will learn about how to train for a career in the field of renewable energy, earning a certificate, the enrollment process for the upcoming fall semester, and exciting scholarship opportunities available for women. All are welcome!

1602, 2022

ACE MV’s White Paper on Island Youth

February 16th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Career Connections, News, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Next Steps for Martha's Vineyard: Recommendations to Expand Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults ACE MV is pleased to provide you with the Final Report "Next Steps for Martha's Vineyard: Recommendations to Expand Opportunities for Youth and Young Adults." This research report stems from our UMass Chan School of Medicine Rural Scholars project, sponsored by the Dukes County Health Council. Our focus was to identify service gaps, barriers, and needs of the [...]

402, 2022

ACE MV Board Director Spotlight: Kim Garrison’s work profiled in Vineyard Gazette

February 4th, 2022|Categories: Board Director Spotlight, In the News|

This week, the Vineyard Gazette featured ACE MV Board Director Kim Garrison and her work to improve student mental health. “There’s a lot of challenges for many of our families,” she told the Gazette. “Substance use. Housing is a huge crisis. The pandemic. ... We’re officially in a youth mental health crisis.” Read the article

701, 2022

ACE MV Wins Workforce Training Grants

January 7th, 2022|Categories: In the News, News, Top News|Tags: , |

Reprinted from The Vineyard Gazette Jan 5 2022: ACE MV (Adult and Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard) has been awarded four new grants to support education and training for Island workers and youths, according to an announcement from the organization this week. Grants from the MV Bank Charitable Foundation and the MV Community Foundation will fund ACE MV’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program. The bank's charitable oundation also provided funding [...]

1511, 2021

Rural Scholars findings featured in Vineyard Gazette

November 15th, 2021|Categories: In the News, News|Tags: , , , |

Rural Scholars Find Limited Options for Island Young Adults In past years, Rural Scholars teams have examined Islandwide health issues including homelessness, aging, reproductive health care and substance use disorders. This time, at the request of community education provider ACE MV, the future health care providers focused on conditions for Islanders aged 16 to 26 who may be disconnected from the larger Vineyard community. “The young adult population is one of [...]

2010, 2021

ACE MV to Host 2021 Rural Scholars

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

We are excited to share that ACE MV has been selected by the Dukes County Health Council to host the 2021 Rural Scholars. Nursing and medical students from UMass Medical School are traveling to Martha’s Vineyard to conduct research that aims to benefit the MV youth population, by collecting information that clarifies how disconnected youth ages 16-26 experience life on MV and what services/supports they need/desire to actualize their professional [...]

1607, 2021

How Employers and Educators Can Help Teens Avoid Career Dead-Ends This Fall

July 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

by Nancy Hoffman, ACE MV Board Chair and Senior Advisor at JFF "This summer should be a learning moment enriched with work experiences that serve as living career exploration laboratories." Today’s job market may have teens seeing nothing but dollar signs, but it presents families, educators, employers, and even policymakers with an opportunity to help young people understand the economy and think critically about their long-term employment and training options. [...]

2603, 2021

Video: “State of the Island” on older adult employment on MV

March 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

Posted: April 18, 2021 If you missed our panels on older adult employment, we've compiled video of both events here. Who should watch: Older adults (50+) who are seeking employment (either currently employed or want to be)Organizations who serve older adults (who want to be informed as to these resources)Island employers https://youtu.be/vnyuPd_6sFk April 7 Panel:Resources to Support Older Adult Employment Getting older adults back into the workforce or improving their employment [...]

2707, 2020

ACE MV awarded grant from MassCEC to support Offshore Wind Tech Certificate program

July 27th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.3 Million for Offshore Wind Workforce Training Programsfrom the MassCEC website — July 22, 2020 We're pleased to announce that Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has awarded ACE MV with a $128,140 grant to further support an Offshore Wind Technician Certificate program on Martha’s Vineyard, encourage high school dual enrollment in this Certificate program, and explore options for incorporating marine science and technology programming into Martha’s Vineyard [...]

1506, 2020

ACE MV in the news: Looking to the Future

June 15th, 2020|Categories: In the News|

ACE MV Aims to Build on Its Past and Look to the Futureby Holly Bellebuono for the Vineyard Gazette, June 11, 2020 "Our residents want to be here, learn here and work here. Work strategies will require a nuanced approach as our culture shifts in light of the pandemic. How do you stay relevant in your profession? A key answer is through active learning."Continue reading...

906, 2020

ACE MV in the news: New Jobs for a New Era

June 9th, 2020|Categories: Career Connections, Classes & Programs, In the News|Tags: |

New Jobs for A New Era: Homegrown wind turbine techs prepare for offshore workby Rich Saltzberg for the MV Times, June 9, 2020 "Through a partnership between ACE MV and Bristol Community College, the first cohort of Vineyard-based wind technicians is in the pursuit of offshore wind technician certificates. The two-year program will prepare students with the technical expertise needed to repair and maintain the electromechanical components within the nacelles [...]

3103, 2020

A letter from Executive Director Holly Bellebuono

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Dear friends, You may remember the ACE MV office used to be in a little house on Greenwood Avenue in Vineyard Haven. Then, last spring, we moved into an office within the high school. At the moment—as our social and economic realities change daily—our staff and board are working remotely, but Vineyard adult education is still going strong. We’re all aware that elementary and secondary schools have closed; adult learning [...]

1110, 2019

“New Director, New Focus for ACE MV”

October 11th, 2019|Categories: In the News|

In the early years, ACE MV classes were mostly focused on enrichment, but in recent years the organization has shifted to workforce development with the aim of providing a viable alternative to leaving the Island for post-secondary educational opportunities.

1309, 2019

Holly Bellebuono Appointed Executive Director of ACE MV

September 13th, 2019|Categories: In the News|

Our new Executive Director, Holly Bellebuono, speaks to the MV Times about her new appointment and her vision for the organization. https://www.mvtimes.com/2019/09/11/holly-bellebuono-appointed-executive-director-ace-mv/ “ACE MV serves various constituencies, providing courses for adults and high school students and graduates,” Bellebuono says. “One of the Island’s needs we address is providing for-credit college and certification courses that are otherwise difficult to achieve due to travel logistics. Because ACE MV works in partnership with [...]