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2010, 2021

ACE MV to Host 2021 Rural Scholars

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

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 [...]

309, 2021

Professional & Scientific Scuba Diving Training: Info session recording & registration link is live

September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Enrichment, Trades|

INTRO TO PROFESSIONAL & SCIENTIFIC SCUBA DIVING WITH NAUI OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION Instructor: Giorgio Caramanna | Professional Diver REGISTER HERE OVERVIEW Professional diving covers a wide range of fields, from science to applied technology to fish-farming. This introductory course will provide basic learning skills for future applications in professional training as a scientific diver, commercial diver or recreational diving instructor. Training will be through a combined series of [...]

1607, 2021

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

July 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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. [...]

2604, 2021

Brazilian Portuguese Language & Culture Graduate Certificate

April 26th, 2021|Categories: In the News|

This 5-week online summer certificate course is open to all Martha's Vineyard Public School educators and staff with bachelor's degrees. Accredited by Bridgewater State University, this certificate class has been brought to the island via a partnership between ACE MV and Communication Ambassador Partnership (CAP MV). Tuesday section 001: July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 and August 3. Time: 4:45-6:15pm Location: Zoom (As of May 20, ONE space [...]

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 April 7 Panel:Resources to Support Older Adult Employment Getting older adults back into the workforce or improving their employment [...]

403, 2021

Tonight: Quickbooks Desktop

March 4th, 2021|Categories: Classes & Programs|

March 9, 2021 Starting tonight at 5:30pm: Quickbooks Desktop Essentials for Beginners! This class is for you if you've been tasked with bookkeeping for a small business, if you're a small business owner, or if you are simply looking to brush up on your Quickbooks skills. It's only $129 for four weeks of quality live online instruction, and because it's virtual, it's open to anyone, anywhere. Hurry, registration closes at [...]

1401, 2021

Learn and grow this year

January 14th, 2021|Categories: Classes & Programs, Education, Enrichment, News, Trades|

In light of all that's happened this past year, we hope you're as motivated as we are to learn more — and be more — in 2021. That's why we're offering a wide variety of new and returning courses this semester, as well as new staff and internship opportunities. On January 25, our Offshore Wind Technician program kicks off. Scroll down for details. In February, get certified in the Art [...]

2712, 2020

Beginning in January: Wind Technician Program and our new Diversity & Inclusion “Mini College”

December 27th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs, Education, Trades|

Calling all Martha's Vineyard residents! There's still time to enroll! This training program and certificate is offered to year-round Martha’s Vineyard residents interested in a career in applied wind technology, renewable energy and engineering. Invest in your future today! LEARN MORE Our Diversity & Inclusion "Mini College" begins on January 19 with a 3-credit undergraduate course, Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression. LEARN MORE

611, 2020

ACE MV’s 1-Day University on Social Justice

November 6th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|

Sponsor: ACE MV, Adult & Continuing Education of Martha’s VineyardOpen to: everyone, anywhereWhen: Wednesday November 18, from 10am-4pmWhere: Online via ZoomPrice: free; donations are strongly encouraged. Adults: $25-150. Students: $5-10. Or any amount, all support is welcome! SPEAKER LIST Josh Dodds, UMass AmherstNancy Hoffman, PhD., Jobs for the Future (JFF)Reverend Will Mebane, St. Barnabas Memorial EpiscopalChurch, FalmouthLenita Reason, Brazilian Worker Center, BostonTom Smith, Justice at Work, BostonJuli Vanderhoop, Wampanoag Tribe [...]

2210, 2020

Upcoming Classes

October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs|

Thursday Oct 22, 2020 ACE MV is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit service organization that depends on your support. Please see our supporter page and donation page for more information. THIS FRIDAY (That's tomorrow!): Local Politics and Grassroots Activism on MV, a webinar with Dukes County Commissioner Keith Chatinover, has been pushed 2 weeks to Friday, October 23, from 6-7:30pm. $35. STARTING NEXT WEEK: Island Geology: The Geological Landscape of Martha's [...]

2010, 2020

Attention Local Farmers! Take our “Farm Finances” course for FREE!

October 20th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020 Farm Finances: Bookkeeping, Budgeting and Financial Planning for MV Farmers starts Oct 29! When: Thursdays, Oct 29-Nov 19, 4-6pmWhere: ONLINE via Zoom*How Much: FREE (must meet requirements as a farmer and business must operate on Martha’s Vineyard)Instructor: Julia Shanks, author of “The Farmer’s Office: Tools, Tips and Templates to Successfully Manage a Growing Farm Business” *For those who do not have the appropriate tech for an [...]

3108, 2020

Our Fall Catalog is ONLINE

August 31st, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs|

ACE MV is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization that depends on your support. Please see our supporter page and donation page for more information. SEE OUR FULL FALL CATALOG Island Businesses: See ACE MV's Business Resource Sheet Fall 2020Download Here's a sampling of our upcoming classes: Practical Brazilian Portuguese for Your Workplace & Our Community, an 8-week online course, begins Monday, Sep 21 at 6pm. Intro to Business: How [...]

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 [...]

1407, 2020

Don’t miss these summer classes!

July 14th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs|

ACE MV is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization that depends on your support. Please see our supporter page and donation page for more information. Mobile Phone Photography for Marketing & Social Media, a 4-week online course with Marnely Murray, runs Aug 5-Aug 26 and is just $39 Personal Financial Planning, a 4-week online course, runs July 30-Aug 20 and is just $39 IN SESSION How to Write a Book Proposal, [...]

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: In the News|

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 [...]

1603, 2020

All ACE MV classes postponed or moved online – updated April 23

March 16th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs|

April 23 - updates in purple Monday, March 16 - In the interest of public health, the Martha's Vineyard public schools have closed for 3 weeks until May until September. Therefore we are postponing all of our classes and/or moving them to an online format. CURRENT CLASSES: HiSET: the final class that was scheduled for Wednesday 3/18 is postponed until in-person meetings and testing is permitted. Students will be notified [...]

1303, 2020

Class Cancellations

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Classes & Programs|

In the interest of public health, we are cancelling/postponing the following classes: Lawn Fertilizer Applicators prep course on 3/21 - CANCELLED, next date TBDThe Business of Farming workshop (3/26, 4/2) - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2021 Some upcoming classes may be offered remotely via Zoom. Stay tuned. Join our mailing list for future updates!

1203, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus update

March 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs|

AS OF 3/12/20: ACE MV CLASSES STILL IN SESSION As you may be seeing in the news, several schools across the state have opted to close for varying lengths of time due to concerns around COVID-19. We hold most of our classes at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, and as of now (March 12) the school remains open. However, should the school district decide to close, many of our classes [...]

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. “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 [...]