2017-2018 Professional Development Opportunities

MEBA offers a variety of professional development opportunities for educators, business leaders and community members including career expos, contextual teaching and learning seminars, field studies, financial literacy workshops, and more.

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.

The registration for each opportunity will be posted four weeks prior to the event.  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.

Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting

August 31, 2017
9:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus

MEBA will host a Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 9:00 - 11:30 am at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, School Counselors

Creating Career Connections Symposium

September 21, 2017
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
MTC Northeast Campus

MEBA will host a Creating Career Connections Symposium on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 8:15 am until 3:30 pm at the Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, School Counselors, Teachers and Administrators

The Symposium will showcase many Midlands Hot Jobs, highlighting training requirements, job responsibilities, workforce needs and employer expectations. Participants will have the opportunity to network with local business partners, attend breakout sessions and visit resource books to learn more.

Indah Coffee mini field study

September 27, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 pm

We will learn about characteristics of being an entrepreneur, types of career opportunities at Indah coffee, and the roasting process/training. The goal is for the educators to see young professionals choosing various career paths that are new and exciting so they can then share those opportunities with their students. Registration is closed for this event

CDF, WBL and School Counselor Networking Meeting

October 26, 2017
9:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 9:00 - 11:30 am at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, Work-Based Learning Coordinators and School Counselors

CDF, WBL, and School Counselor Networking Meeting

December 1, 2017
9:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 9:00 - 11:30 am at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, Work-Based Learning Coordinators and School Counselors

CDF, WBL, and School Counselor Networking Meeting

February 1, 2018
9:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:30 am at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, Work-based Learning Coordinators and School Counselors

CDF, WBL, and School Counselors Networking Meeting

April 13, 2018
9:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:30 am at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

Target Audience: Career Specialists, Work-based Learning Coordinators and School Counselors