MEBA is about connections – connecting education and business, and connecting you to local events, activities and opportunities from our partners. Check out these latest community announcements below.
Announcements are not MEBA-sponsored. MEBA provides this space, at our discretion, to business, education and community partners whose work is consistent with and supportive of MEBA’s mission and vision.
2013 Education and Business Summit
June 23- 26, 2013
The 2013 Education and Business Summit will be held at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. The theme of this year's summit is "communitCATE".
Nationally known Keynote Speakers will be Keni Thomas, who survived "Black Hawk Down," and Coach Ken Carter, whose life was made into a movie, and he was played by Samuel L. Jackson. Also speaking and doing concurrent sessions will be South Carolina's own author/speaker Brooks Harper. Bruce Brumfield, CEO of Founders Federal Credit Union, will challenge other business leaders to build partnerships with schools, and he will give us educators some tips on how to approach businesses to form and manage effective partnerships. And, back by popular demand will be Patricia Agatston with more on bullying and cyber bullying.
For more information the website address is www.ebsummit.info
Communities in Schools of the Midlands
As part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools of the Midlands works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through a school-based Success Coach, Communities In Schools of the Midlands connects students and their families to critical community resources, tailored to meet individual and whole school needs. For more information, please visit www.cism.org, or use the contact information below for specific Midlands sites.
Alcorn Middle - Chanta Lawton, email@example.com
C.A. Johnson -- Justin Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
E.L. Wright Middle - Shelly Francis, email@example.com
Heyward Gibbes - Diane Paynter, firstname.lastname@example.org
J.P. Thomas Elementary - Naomi Washington, email@example.com
Muller Road Middle - Melissa Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
W.A. Perry Middle - Randi Johnson, email@example.com
Google Fellowship Opportuntity for Up to 20 CS Teachers
Computer Science Teachers Association
For the past 3-4 months, Google has been working on a program that focuses on diversity and CS pipeline. They will be starting up a program to increase opportunities for middle and high school students in NC, SC & GA (where they have data centers), particularly girls and underrepresented minorities, to learn programming and computer science. Google will be hiring a number of newly-credentialed STEM teachers to become Google CS Fellows for a 2-year program that will be run in one of the data centers.
Google's plan is to hire 15-20 excellent new teachers to learn the latest in CS tools and pedagogy and spread it via after-school and CS clubs throughout the south. These teachers will work through the barriers and policy issues in the local region, with the goal of scaling up over the 2 years and getting CS into the classrooms in the south. Google's hope is that these teachers become leaders in CS education through this experience, after they finish their fellowship.
You can apply for the Google CS Fellowship at:
Midlands School District Career / College Fairs
Oak Grove Elementary School Career Awareness
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact Person: Kay Ross
Midlands Technical College Fairfield Campus Open House
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10 am - 2 pm
Free Lunch - Door Prizes - Representatives from SCANA, SCE&G and CB&I - Financial Aid
1674 Highway 321 North Business, Winnsboro, SC
Professional Dress Lending Closet at Remington College
Remington College is collecting gently used professional clothing including suits, dress shirts, ties and shoes in various sizes for its Professional Dress Lending Closet. The clothing will be given to students from lower income households who are enrolled at Remington College and are working to make a career change or pursuing new professional opportunities. To donate, please contact Keisha J. Moore, Career Services Representative, at 803-214-9018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allied Healthcare Initiative
Statewide initiatives to assist low-income individuals obtain certificates and degrees in Allied Health and Long-Term Care fields.
For more information and how to apply email ProjectHope@dss.sc.gov or call 803-898-8620.