Ready, Set, Connect!

MEBA’s Ready, Set, Connect! Watch our webinars and watch videos from SC companies

for an inside look into their work environments.

NEW – SC Department of Education –  Updates & Resources

Founders Federal Credit Union – Mad City Money. A partnership letter needs to be on file with Founders Federal Credit Union prior to conducting the activity. Reach out to contact for sample and additional details.

Americasaves/Consumer Federation of America- Financial Literacy Resources

Central SC Alliance launches new tool to attract and retain skilled talent

Start Central is the Central SC Region’s go-to resource for connecting workers with local opportunities

The Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is excited to unveil a new tool to connect skilled workers and local employers. Start Central is a comprehensive website where individuals from inside and outside the Central SC Region can search for job opportunities, access resources on training programs to boost their skills, and learn about the benefits of living in the Region.

“It’s been a project of passion over the past year for our team to bring this website to life. We saw a gap in how the Central SC Region was fairing in the highly competitive market of skilled talent attraction and retention. This new site provides job seekers an opportunity to bridge that gap by obtaining the careers in our Region that they’ve been dreaming of and enhancing their appeal to employers by upgrading their skill sets. It’s also another way we can support our local existing industries in drawing in skilled talent,” says Tracy McMillin, Central SC Alliance Interim President and CEO.

The website spans a range of topics aimed at helping both locals and non-natives explore the potential available to them in the heart of South Carolina. Major features include:

    • Regional-focused jobs and internships searches
    • Upskilling resources for students and existing workers of targeted industries
    • Startup aid for tech companies and entrepreneurs
    • Resources for Military members and Veterans
    • Ambassador testimonials
    • News about regional jobs and training

The site also highlights the livability of the Region with profiles on the Region’s nine communities, details on local entertainment and attractions, links to charitable and volunteering opportunities, and an interactive cost of living calculator.

Access to an available and skilled workforce is a constant need of companies. Spanning eight counties – Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland – and the state’s capital city of Columbia, the Central SC Region is home to popular brands like Amazon, Samsung, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Capgemini, BlueCross BlueShield of SC, and Target. Over recent years, the Region has become a hub for startups and entrepreneurs such as Zverse, Vän Robotics, Cognito Forms, Proof Alcohol Ice Cream, guHRoo, and more. These operations along with more than 1,000 other facilities employ more than a quarter million workers; and as their facilities grow, so does the importance of access to workers with supporting talents and skills.

To see what Start Central has to offer and to start exploring the benefits of the Central SC Region, visit

Visit the Start Central website

About Start Central & the Central South Carolina Alliance

Start Central is an initiative of the Central SC Alliance (CSCA) to support existing industries of the Central SC Region in their need to recruit and retain skilled talent. Connect with Start Central on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Located in the heart of South Carolina, the Central SC Alliance (CSCA) is a full-service professional economic development alliance focused on cultivating economic advancement and enrichment in the communities of the Central SC Region. Founded in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit partnership, the CSCA is the Region’s lead economic development alliance representing eight member counties and the state’s capital city – Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland counties and the City of Columbia.

To learn more, visit our website at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Palmetto  Citizens Federal Credit Union – Financial Resources

Pitt. Institute of Aeronautics and Resources – PIA Presentations – Sally Krasevica and  Skills Gap and Aviation Book

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic – STEM Speakers & Activities

SC Department of Education / Division of College and Career Readiness – Teen Workplace Safety and Health Social Media Toolkit 2021

U.S. Army Resource Video – What to Expect When Leaving for Basic Training – U.S. Army Reception Battalion Videos

Allegion Manufacturing – Manufacturing Day Videos

Hansen International Employment Opportunities – Employment Flyer

SC Codes – Offers free programming courses


Teen Science Cafe –

SC Afterschool Alliance/Digital Badge –

Pure Power Technologies –

SC Department of Corrections

Johnson & Wales University – Create a Life You’ll Love – Johnson and Wales Webinar

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – The Exciting World of Information Systems

ASVAB Virtual Post-Test Interpretations Workshops – visit

Apprenticeship Carolina – Apprenticeship Carolina and Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day 8-14-19

Boeing South Carolina – Boeing Future U – Virtual Field Trip. Students and families can access the field trip on-demand here. Access Boeing ecoAction Press Release; and Boeing Future U – Online Lesson Plans

Blythe Construction – Asphalt Math Problems

Bush Gardens Tampa Bay – Educational Resources

Challenger Learning Center in Richland One – Challenger Center At-Home STEM Lessons

Columbia Metropolitan Airport – You Have One Chance to Make a First Impression Presentation

EVERFI – Financial Literacy Support Materials for Educators & Families

  • Resources for Families – EVERFI now offers access to our resources directly to families, without the need for assignment by a teacher directly. This landing page is a one stop shop for families to access EVERFI (site is available in English & Spanish)

International Paper – Sustainability / Renewable Futures Video

Military Education Coalition –

Richland County Public Library – Visit the website for additional resources

SC Department of Commerce – SC Dept. of Commerce

SC Department of Education E-Learning Resources – Virtual Resources

SC Department of Employment & Workforce – ZOOM Presentation: Hot Jobs in the State of SC

Labor Market Training – Labor Market Training – Part 1 and  Labor Market Training – Part 2

SC State Library – Visit In the A-Z list of resources, click on Login with your DISCUS account to get immediate access.

ServSafe – Servsafe; Hospitality Videos Level 1 and  Hospitality Videos Level 2

Pearson provided a link to send out to teachers: my Pearson Training Readiness Resources

The South Carolina National Guard – The South Carolina National Guard

Total Comfort – Total Comfort Math Problems

WIN Learning – WIN Resources for Leaders and Learners