What’s coming up at ACE MV

In light of all that’s happened this past year, we hope you’re as motivated as we are to learn more — and be more — in 2021. That’s why we’re offering a wide variety of new and returning courses this semester, as well as new staff and internship opportunities.

Our first offering of the year is the return of a popular class, How to Write A Book Proposal with author Holly Bellebuono. The following week, our Offshore Wind Technician program kicks off. Another highlight of our Winter schedule is Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression: starting February 2nd, this is a 3-credit undergrad college course accredited by Fitchburg State University. It’s open to everyone, including dual enrollment high school students, educators, and lifelong learners alike. And if you’re an island educator, we’ve got à la carte courses just for you. Scroll down for details.

Other offerings this semester include: HiSET prep, Quickbooks Essentials, Women in Photography, First Aid & Survival in the Wilderness, CDL Class A licensing, and Medical Interpreter Training… and that’s just to name a few.


Help Wanted

Now Hiring: Career Navigation Specialist

ACE MV is in search of a qualified candidate to helm our new Career Pathways program for high school students. Are you the right fit? Click here to see the details.

Also needed: volunteers and interns

Are you able to volunteer any of your time, or intern for a small stipend? We’re in need of a few more hands around the (virtual) office! Click here to find out what we’re looking for.


Courses just for local educators

If you’re a teacher, don’t miss the courses that we’ve put together just for you! ACE MV has teamed up with Fitchburg State University to offer these courses for credit or PDPs (click on course titles for details): Teachers Address the Challenges of a Diverse Classroom in the 21st Century and Intro to Cultural Competency for Educators. Also available (and open to everyone): Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression.


There’s still time to join our Offshore Wind Tech certificate program

Classes start the week of Jan 25, so don’t wait! Apply today and start training for an exciting new career as an Offshore Wind Technician.

Click here for more information about this program.

Looking back and moving forward

ACE MV is offering some thought-provoking and engaging classes in the subject of Social Justice this year. In addition to our cultural competency courses just for educators, our 3-credit undergraduate course Issues of Race, Diversity and Oppression begins in February, followed by Rev. Will Mebane’s seminar, “Racism in the Media: Words, Images, Iconography” (details coming shortly), and in April, we’re running a Social Justice Reading Group.

We look forward to seeing you in class this year!

Beginning in January: Wind Technician Program and our new Diversity & Inclusion “Mini College”

Calling all Martha’s Vineyard residents! There’s still time to enroll!

This training program and certificate is offered to year-round Martha’s Vineyard residents interested in a career in applied wind technology, renewable energy and engineering. Invest in your future today!

Our Diversity & Inclusion “Mini College” begins on January 19 with a 3-credit undergraduate course, Issues of Race, Diversity & Oppression.

ACE MV’s 1-Day University on Social Justice

Sponsor: ACE MV, Adult & Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard
Open to: everyone, anywhere
When: Wednesday November 18, from 10am-4pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Price: free; donations are strongly encouraged. Adults: $25-150. Students: $5-10. Or any amount, all support is welcome!

SPEAKER LIST

Josh Dodds, UMass Amherst
Nancy Hoffman, PhD., Jobs for the Future (JFF)
Reverend Will Mebane, St. Barnabas Memorial Episcopal
Church, Falmouth
Lenita Reason, Brazilian Worker Center, Boston
Tom Smith, Justice at Work, Boston
Juli Vanderhoop, Wampanoag Tribe MV
Richard Walker, VP Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

Facilitator: Holly Bellebuono, Executive Director, ACE MV