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December Newsletter: program updates, upcoming workshops, pop-ups, and more!

December Newsletter Greetings, all! As we say farewell to 2023 and slide into the holiday season we are reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re headed in the new year! Please have a look at the “End of Year Update.” We are grateful to the many donors, foundations and organizations that have allowed us to introduce new and meaningful programming in 2023. 2024 [...]

December 5th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs, Events, In the News, News, Top News|

$20k goes a long way!

The Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation (MVCF) has awarded us with a $20,000 grant for Language Access programming! This will go toward creating medical and other interpreter training programs that will make services more accessible to the Island's Brazilian community. Thank you, MVCF! See the announcement at MVCF See the article in the Vineyard Gazette See the announcement on MV Times

November 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs, In the News, News, Top News|

November Newsletter: program updates, upcoming workshops, pop-ups, and more!

November Newsletter Hi there! Fall! Crisp mornings, changing leaves… it’s officially the off-season here on MV, and we couldn’t be more excited. At ACE MV, fall means welcoming students new and returning, helping folks to explore new pathways and projects, and a full roster of exciting courses, programs and opportunities for our Island community of learners and job-seekers. Read on to learn more about [...]

November 3rd, 2023|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs, Events, In the News, News, Top News|

Health Professions Seminar Oct 19-Nov 16

Are you curious about a career in healthcare? Interested in becoming a CNA, nurse, medical assistant, pharmacist, doctor, dental hygienist? Drawn to the world of healthcare but not sure which health profession might be right for you? Join this free ACE MV Allied Health Cohort for a 5-week exploratory experience!This hybrid in-person/online course will combine community panels and Q&A sessions with Island healthcare employers with a virtual course taught by [...]

September 28th, 2023|Categories: News|

Seeking Instructors for Plumbing Program on Martha’s Vineyard

SEEKING INSTRUCTORS FOR PLUMBING PROGRAM UPPER CAPE TECH IS SEEKING LICENSED PLUMBERS FOR OUR MARTHA'S VINEYARD PLUMBING PROGRAM Classes will be held on the Island For more information, please contact: Mary Burke, MPH, Ed.D Director Adult & Continuing Education Upper Cape Cod Technical School mburke@uppercapetech.org 508-759-7711 x258

July 31st, 2023|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|

Electrical Code & Theory classes begin Sept 19

The UCT Martha's Vineyard Electrical Program, funded by CTI, provides full scholarship for eligible program participants including classes, materials, and certification upon completion of program for first-year only. Full tuition covered, including: Code & Theory Lectures Shop Hours Certificate of Electrical Level 1 OSHA 10 Certificate where applicable Student requirements: Must be 18+ yrs old Must have drivers license Must be unemployed or underemployed Must have GED or high [...]

July 28th, 2023|Categories: Classes & Programs, News|Tags: , , |

Meet our new Executive Director, Alex Bullen Coutts

Hello! I am thrilled to have joined the team at the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training as Executive Director. It’s been a whirlwind first month on the job – I’ve loved getting to know the team, meeting with community partners, and dreaming up new ways to grow programs and continue to serve the island community with exciting opportunities for career development, higher education and personal [...]

June 8th, 2023|Categories: In the News, News, Top News|Tags: |

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 [...]

December 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Classes & Programs, Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

February 16th, 2022|Categories: Blog, News, Top News|

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

February 4th, 2022|Categories: In the News|

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

July 16th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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 [...]

March 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

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 [...]

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

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...

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

“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.

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

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 [...]

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