About MEBA

Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) is a dynamic organization with an eye on the future. A leader in the community and a state and national model, MEBA has worked since 1990 to strengthen education and business connections, foster community collaboration, answer workforce needs, promote economic development and enhance the quality of life in the Midlands.

Information TechnologyTo connect students, parents, educators and employers to education and career opportunities in the Midlands through programs and partnerships of business, school, college, faith, and other community leaders.

Female FinancierCommunity collaboration between business and education to promote economic development and enhance the quality of life in the Midlands by encouraging all young people to make a successful transition to adulthood by acquiring the education and skills needed to pursue their desired career goals.

midlands-mapMEBA works across Fairfield, Lexington and Richland Counties, serving 7 colleges and universities, 9 school districts, 160 schools and more than 100,000 students and coordinates the efforts of more than 250 business partners representing all 16 career clusters.

Group of businesspeople working together on a meeting.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.

Kaye Shaw

“Everyday, MEBA works to establish connections in the community that lead to a higher quality of life and improved economic development. The primary strength of MEBA is connecting business, education and community leaders who join together to determine best practices to move the Midlands community forward.”

- Dr. Kaye K. Shaw, Executive Director of MEBA

Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention

College, Career & Citizenship

College, Career & Citizenship

Workforce Development

Workforce Development