MEBA’s Educator Field Studies Series provides Midlands educators with a front row seat to learn about various industries within the 16 career clusters as well as related career paths, required skills and education, labor market statistics and workforce trends. Educators take what they learn back to the classroom, adding relevance to core curriculum and better preparing future employees. The series also promotes networking among educators and industry professionals, creating extended learning opportunities and partnerships.

2016 – 2017 Educator Field Studies Series

The 2016 – 2017 Educator Field Studies series will spotlight “Hot Jobs”  within those industries predicted to have the largest workforce need and growth expectancy but also a potential workforce shortage. Featured industries include health science, advanced manufacturing, information technology, STEM and alternative energy industries.

Upcoming Field Studies

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Past Field Studies

Arts, AV Technology and Communications

February 4, 2015

Educators will participate in an “Immersion” field study in which they will spend a day in a chosen site learning about the cluster of study and will follow up with student(s) / parent(s) visits to the site.

Manufacturing “Mini” Field Study

December 16, 2014

Participants will visit International Paper in Eastover, SC, to learn about careers in advanced manufacturing.

Architecture and Construction “Mini” Field Study

December 12, 2014

The purpose of this field study is to expose educators to the architecture and construction career cluster and introduce them to the various career paths: HVAC, Electricians, Landscapers, Surveyors, Carpenters, Suppliers, Plumbers, Architects, Masonry, etc.

Automotive and Precision Machining “Mini” Field Study

November 12, 2014

Participants will tour the Midlands Technical College automotive and precision machining facilities on the Beltline campus while learning about the career opportunities tied to these programs.

Registration Information

Registration for each Educator Field Study and Mini-Field Study will be posted four weeks prior to the event. A link for online registration will be posted beside the appropriate field study in the list below. Since space is limited, we ask that you please only register if you intend on attending the event.  There is no charge for participants from Richland, Lexington and Fairfield County schools. A $75 registration fee is required for participants out of the MEBA service area or a non-participating MOA school district.