Educational Interest Survey
Vineyarders: we want to hear from you! TAKE OUR 2023 EDUCATIONAL INTEREST SURVEY & ENTER TO WIN! The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training (MVCET) is conducting a brief survey to learn more about what Vineyard residents are interested in learning. Survey completion should take approximately 5 minutes – and we will be selecting 4 winners at random to receive a $100 gift card to the Martha’s Vineyard business of [...]
Upcoming Info Session: Early Childhood Education, December 15th, 6pm-7pm
Interested in beginning or advancing your career in Early Childhood Education? Come learn more about the MV Community College Consortium's NEW island-based program that will provide you with: 3 college credits in Child Growth and Development (January 23-May 16, 2023) CPR/First Aid Certification Center-Based Teacher and Family Child Care Provider licensure support Scholarships Professional Development Academic Support in a Cohort Model Information Session Thursday, December 15, 6-7PM MV Community Services - Early Education [...]
Upcoming Small Business Finance Class
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 [...]
Seeking Instructors for Nurse Aid Training Program
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 [...]
MVCET receives “Non-Profit of the Year” Award from SCORE
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, [...]
Free Financial Literacy Class Series
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 [...]
ACE MV changes name to MVCET, offers more
Bristol Community College courses come to Martha’s Vineyard
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 [...]
Article on Offshore Wind Tech opportunities on Martha’s Vineyard
“ACE MV follows rural scholars study” from Vineyard Gazette 3/7/22
Fastest growing jobs in the next decade: Infographic
ACE MV’s White Paper on Island Youth
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 [...]
ACE MV Board Director Spotlight: Kim Garrison’s work profiled in Vineyard Gazette
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
ACE MV Wins Workforce Training Grants
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 [...]
Rural Scholars findings featured in Vineyard Gazette
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 [...]
ACE MV to Host 2021 Rural Scholars
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 [...]
How Employers and Educators Can Help Teens Avoid Career Dead-Ends This Fall
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. [...]
ACE MV Medical Interpreter grads featured in Vineyard Gazette
Photos by Jeanna Shepherd. Read the article here.
Take Online and Remote Early Childhood Education classes at 4Cs
Interested in a certificate or degree in Early Childhood Education? Check out this online program from Cape Cod Community College offered to Martha's Vineyard residents. Summer classes start June 7! Click the image below for more information, or contact Deb Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.367.5792.
Video: “State of the Island” on older adult employment on MV
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 [...]
ACE MV Welcomes New Staff – MV Times 3/17/21
Faces of ACE MV – MV Times 2/24/21
ACE MV Receives New Grant Awards – MV Times 12/2/20
Watch our 1-Day University on Social Justice
Our 1-Day University on Social Justice was a great success! If you missed it, you can view all of it here: SEE VIDEO
ACE MV in the news: continuing to enrich the community
ACE MV continues to enrich the Island communityby Lucas Thors for the MV Times, September 9, 2020 “We are really proud to be continuing despite the pandemic. We have a wealth of instructors who are sharing their knowledge, and we continue to keep it Island-focused.”Continue reading...
ACE MV awarded grant from MassCEC to support Offshore Wind Tech Certificate program
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 [...]
ACE MV in the news: Looking to the Future
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...
ACE MV in the news: New Jobs for a New Era
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 [...]
Video: Small Business Think Tank #2
Watch our latest small business think tank, "Weathering the Financial Storm."
Video: ACE MV’s Small Business Think Tank
Our "Small Business Think Tank" was a big success! So much so that we are organizing more as we write this. In case you missed it... Watch it here.
A letter from Executive Director Holly Bellebuono
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 [...]
“New Director, New Focus for ACE MV”
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.
Holly Bellebuono Appointed Executive Director of ACE MV
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 [...]
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