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

Confidence Building for Entrepreneurs

3/30/2024 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

Saturday, March 30th
10 AM - 12 PM
In person pop-up: Location TBD

Do you freak out if you have to ask for anything? Does the whole concept of selling freak you out? Do you hate to admit you need help? This workshop will help you build the confidence to get what you need to start or grow your business.

In this workshop you will:
- Discover the 10 biggest fears people have around asking for anything
- Learn and practice strategies for overcoming the group's top 3 fears
- Build a network of ongoing support

This workshop is intended for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

About the Instructor:
Barbara Bellissimo believes that empowered people can change their world, and she's on a mission to empower as many people as she can. She brings decades of leadership experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit worlds to help entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, and small business owner be more successful. She is the owner and principal of Bellissimo Consulting and a year-round resident of West Tisbury.

$69/Early Bird Special (Register by March 23)
$89/Full Price

Registration Type

Early Bird Special



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