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

2021-09-07T20:59:31+00:00July 16th, 2021|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. Read more at

A letter from Executive Director Holly Bellebuono

2021-08-19T13:51:51+00:00March 31st, 2020|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 has changed, as well. Professionals in business, health care, language, trades, and technology are shifting their learning environments to accommodate quarantine. ACE MV, as the Island’s cornerstone of adult learning, is [...]

COVID-19 Coronavirus update

2021-09-07T21:16:54+00:00March 12th, 2020|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 will have to be cancelled/postponed. We are currently looking into holding virtual classes and will update you as soon we have procedures in place. In the meantime, ACE MV is ensuring [...]

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