ACE MV: Community Education & Training is the Island’s home for lifelong learning, community networking and peer and mentor-based support.
By strengthening the Island’s community of learners and learning resources, we are working towards building a secure, sustainable, and fulfilling future for all Island residents.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ACE MV works in close partnership with local and regional schools, agencies and higher-ed institutions to fulfill education and employment needs for individuals and professionals. We are funded by state, federal and private grants; tuition (which we always strive to keep affordable); by funding from the six Island towns; and by donations from year-round residents, summer residents, and Island-lovers worldwide, eager to support the future of a healthful community and thriving Vineyard economy.
Through our pathway programs, cohort models, training modules and workshop series and community networking events, we connect adult learners (18+) with meaningful career opportunities, continuing education, relevant skills, enrichment courses and one-on-one navigational counseling. Whether you are considering a job or a career, have an interest in the trades or teaching, healthcare or creative small business, we are here to support your personal growth, educational goals, and professional development.
We believe that not every career path is linear, and “not all those who wander are lost.”
Learn more about our program model and cohort learning or contact us to make your next best move today!
About the Martha’s Vineyard Community College Consortium
In 2022, ACE MV launched a pilot program to build relationships between adult Island learners — particularly post-secondary students — and nearby community colleges. Generously supported by a group of private donors and the MVCCC Advisory Council, the pilot year saw the launch of our Early Childhood Education cohort, which then served as the model for many of our Cohort Learning Programs. With revitalized relationships with area colleges including Cape Cod Community College and Bristol Community College, ACE MV is now eager to expand the consortium to include other schools and training providers, introduce new programming and provide more staff available to support students with academic and career pathway advising.
If you are interested in becoming a MVCCC Founder, Sponsor, Partner or Donor — please contact Jeni