Building Trades is an umbrella term used to categorize a variety of jobs and careers related to home building, maintenance, carpentry, construction, as well as related technical fields such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors. Technical Trades and trainings refer to specific trainings and credentials that may or may not be related to building and construction. 

Throughout all of our Building & Technical Trade Pathways you’ll find an emphasis on RENEWABLE ENERGY. We are committed to providing our community and employers with the skills necessary to transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources. See our Offshore Wind Pathway for more….

Through a partnership with Upper Cape Tech as well as the Regional High School’s CTE program we are able to offer training tracks that lead to the ability to sit for the state licensure exam to become a Journeyman Electrician.

Through a partnership with Contractor Success and Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, we offer an annual prep course for sitting for the Construction Supervisor License.

Our pathways programs include:


  • Electrical Journeyman Code & Theory modules 1-4
  • Construction Supervisor License exam prep
  • Hoisting License exam prep


  • Fertilizer Application Island and State Compliance & Best Practices
  • Pesticide Application State Compliance & Best Practices


  • Offshore Wind Basic Technical Training
  • Offshore Wind Technician Certification
  • Protected Marine Species Observer
  • Drone Technician

For more information about current offerings, contact Jeni at

Mind Your Creative Business

3/9/2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

ūüďÜSaturday, ¬†March 9th, 10 AM - 12 PM
ūüďćHaven Shared Workspace

Mind Your Creative Business‚ÄĒPop-up workshop with Althea Freeman-Miller of Althea Designs and Taylor Stone of Taylor Stone Illustration

Learn skills and records to develop a healthy balance of artist heart and business brain.

In this workshop you will explore: 

  • Getting to know your individual style, strengths and weaknesses through journaling
  • Goal setting
  • Routines and resources for a healthy creative business
  • Scheduling a year of creative work on Martha's Vineyard
  • How to sell art/craft on Martha's Vineyard
  • Online is great,¬†but¬†it's not the only way!¬†

This workshop is intended for creative business owner beginners, aka creatives and artists with a craft of some sort who would like to learn how to sell their art and to take the next step towards becoming a creative business owner.

About the Instructors: 
Althea Freeman-Miller is a printmaker, creative wellness facilitator, and founder of Althea Designs. Althea creates colorful folk art, including carved paintings, linoleum prints, hand painted wood cut-outs and block printed apparel. She was raised by artists on Martha’s Vineyard. The mission of Althea Designs is to empower others to seek joy, celebrate life, and live connected to authentic purpose. You can find her studio and gallery at 34 Beach road in Vineyard Haven. 

Taylor Stone is a cut paper illustrator and founder of Taylor Stone Illustration. After graduating with a BA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, she returned to Martha's Vineyard and has been selling her paper art ever since.  She has been an artist at the Vineyard Artisans, the Martha's Vineyard Center for Visual Arts (now the Galaxy Gallery), the Night Heron Gallery, and more.  She's also very familiar with the online world since opening her Etsy shop in 2011 and now selling her art from her own shopify website.

$69/Early Bird Special (register by February 29) 
$89/Regular Price

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