ACE MV is the cornerstone of workforce ed on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. With the support of employers who serve on our Advisory Boards, we identify needed skills and credentials and partner with agencies, colleges to bring classes to Island residents. We focus on the following types of workforce ed, with a growing emphasis on careers that will help Martha’s Vineyard adapt to climate change: business, renewable energy, trades (construction and technology), educator training, health care, and language and literacy. See our course catalog for current offerings; we are always seeking instructors for specialized skills trainings.
Since 2008, ACE MV has partnered with mainland higher-ed institutions to make college-credit courses available on the Vineyard. Our partners include Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Bridgewater State University, and Fitchburg State University—with whom we are an official Extended Campus. We are proud of our Cohort Delivery Model, helping Vineyard professionals access a robust learning experience.
New plans include expanding a community college presence on the Island with gen-ed and core classes that will transfer to associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees—especially helpful for our Island’s youth who graduate high school yet are not ready for a 4-year university.
The general public interested in community dialogue, seminars, racial and social diversity, civics, current events, and skill building will find many opportunities at ACE MV. We have spent the past 15 years providing enrichment courses that engage, inspire, and serve our creative economy.