ACE MV • Adult & Community Education Martha’s Vineyard2022-03-17T15:27:10-04:00

Adult & Community Education
Martha’s Vineyard

The Island’s provider of workforce and higher education

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WHAT WE DO

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.

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OUR VISION

We envision a Vineyard community which is economically and culturally rich—whose youth and adults are independent, self-confident and have the ability to achieve professional and personal goals.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide Vineyard residents and workforce with learning experiences that enable them to thrive through skill building, professional development, credentialing, and life-long learning.

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Young Adult Career Connections (YACC MV)

ACE MV introduces Young Adult Career Connections Martha’s Vineyard (YACC MV), a new job board and career resource for 16-26 year-olds on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Impact of ACE MV

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Certificates

In 2021, 72 certificates or advanced degrees were earned by Islanders.

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Students

In 2021, 678 students enrolled in learning opportunities with their neighbors and colleagues.

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Classes

To date, 1,230 classes have been offered in business, healthcare, renewable energy, education, language, trade, and more!

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Islanders

To date, 8,000 Islanders have been served with classes and programming.

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