eConnections

8
Jul

Congratulations to Boeing South Carolina!

Congratulations to Boeing South Carolina, for being named the South Carolina, Office of Career and Technology Education, Business Partner of the Year. MEBA has been actively working with Boeing for several years and has taken more than 150 educators to the facility in Charleston, where they had the opportunity to learn about careers in advanced manufacturing. Boeing …

8
Jul

Congratulations to Alcyon “Alli” Smalls!

Alcyon “Alli” Smalls, of C.A.Johnson High School in Columbia, is this year’s 2015 recipient of the South Carolina, Office of Career and Technology Education, Career Specialist of the Year. This award recognizes her leadership and strong relationships built between education and business. These relationships are essential in providing relevant career guidance to her students. Ms. Smalls …

19
Jun

Educators Visit Local Broadcast Television Stations for Professional Development

On June 17, 2015 MEBA, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education,  provided 15 educators from around the state some hands-on business experience in the media industry. Participants spent the morning learning about careers, operations and technology at local broadcast stations, WIS, WLTX and WACH.  This event was part of a series of professional development courses offed by the State …

19
Jun

Educators Take Part in Field Study to Learn About STEM Career Opportunities

June 16, 2015, educators participated in the “STEMulating Immersion”  field study . The purpose of the field study was to expose educators to the career opportunities in the STEM cluster of study. Educators learned in-depth about workforce trends in STEM, career progression and opportunities, necessary skills sets and education requirements, employer expectations, salary and benefit information and …

11
Jun

Saying Farewell to Executive Director, Dr. Kaye Shaw

For 22 years, Dr. Kaye Shaw has led the charge for Midlands Education and Business Alliance as our Executive Director. Her passion for, and dedication to, the mission and vision of MEBA has been nothing short of inspiring. We look forward to our paths crossing again during her future endeavors. A few words from Dr. …

5
Jun

STEM Field Study Visits Downtown Market and Local Businesses

MEBA coordinated a teacher field study on Saturday May 30, 2015 for STEM teachers from Lower Richland High School. These educators spent the day learning about small businesses at Soda City Market, career opportunities at Mast General, educator and student programs at the Columbia Museum of Art before adjoining for lunch at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Their assignment while at …

5
Jun

Fulmer Middle School Takes “College Tour & Career Visit” at Midlands Tech

On May 28th, 185 eighth graders from Fulmer Middle School took part in a “College Tour & Career Visit” at Midlands Technical College. Students were able to learn about college life, financial aid and job skills before taking a tour of various departments including Welding, Nursing, Commercial Graphic and HVAC. Then students were treated to lunch, sponsored by Midlands Regional Education Center, where they were …

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