MEBA connects businesses, communities and education systems in Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties. Founded in 1990 as part of the statewide Tech Prep initiative, MEBA was one of the original sixteen Tech Prep consortia in South Carolina. Over time, MEBA has evolved into a non-profit organization with a diverse funding stream.
The work is carried out by a full-time professional staff who provide career-planning services to 7 colleges and universities, 9 school districts, 160 schools, and over 100,000 students and coordinate the activities of over 250 volunteers from business and education. MEBA is proud to be a model for building partnerships between education and businesses to create pathways for students from school to work.