2021-2022 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, networking for CDF’s, virtual events 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.

 

View the 2021-2022 MEBA Calendar of Events

 

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RICHLAND TWO PD FIELD STUDY

August 13, 2021
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: TBD
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WIN COURSEWARE TRAINING SESSIONS

August 23, 2021
This event will be held at MTC Harbison Campus – Room: CE 113
Times: 8:30-11:30 am AND 12:30-3:30 pm
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MEBA NETWORKING

August 25, 2021
This Networking session is for CDF, WBL, School Counselors and will be held on MTC Harbison Campus – Room: CE 113
Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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SC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIRTUAL WBL SUMMIT

August 31, 2021
This is a VIRTUAL Event
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NUCOR EVENT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS

September 1, 2021
Special Note: One representative per district allowed for this offering
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MEBA RESOURCE DRIVE

September 2, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This Resource Drive will be held at MTC Harbison Campus.
Come by and pick up hard copies of requested resources.
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PARTNERS CONNECT - TOPIC: WORK BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES/SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

Virtual Event
September 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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FIELD STUDY: JJE CAPITAL/FERRIS ENGINEERING

September 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 300 pm
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WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS

September 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wellness Wednesday topic: Mental Health Training for Educators presented by Mental Health Association will be held at MTC Harbison campus, Harbison Hall in Room 110
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS”FINISH STRONG”

September 24 -- VIRTUAL Event
Times: 10:00 am -11:00 am
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CREATING CAREER CONNECTIONS (C3) SYMPOSIUM

September 29, 2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: MTC Northeast Campus

FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: Healthcare, AmeriCare Midlands Home Care

October 1, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Virtual

FCD/CDF CLASS STARTS (THROUGH DECEMBER 2021)

October 7, 2021
FCD/CDF Class starts October 7th through December 2021
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: CYBER SECURITY / IT

October 8, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 am
VIRTUAL Event
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SC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FALL WORKSHOP

October 14, 2021
9:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: Midlands at CIU
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: LAW CAREERS

October 15, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am
VIRTUAL Event
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COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY LUNCH & LEARN

Date: o Be Determined
Time: 11:00 - 1:00 pm
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Elementary Resource Share

October 19
10:00 - 11:30 am
MTC Harbison Campus
CE Room 113
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Friday's Focus on Your Future: SC Department of Transportation Careers

October 29, 2021
10:00-11:00 am
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: U of SC College of Education

November 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Event
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SCCDA Fall Conference - VIRTUAL

November 10, 2021
Virtual Event
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Friday's Focus on Your Future: Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics/Myrtle Beach Campus

November 12, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 am
VIRTUAL EVENT
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PAUL MITCHELL “THE SCHOOL” LUNCH AND LEARN VISIT

November 16, 2021
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Paul Mitchell “THE SCHOOL” NEW West Columbia location
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: NCAA Updates

November 19, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
VIRTUAL EVENT
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HOW SANTA GOT HIS JOB

December 1 - 17, 2021
Make request for on-site reading of How Santa Got His Job
****for elementary schools****
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MEBA NETWORKING

December 3, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MTC Harbison Campus CE 113
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AUTOMOTIVE STUDENT FIELD STUDY

December 8, 2021
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Meet at MTC Auto Lab on Beltline campus
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL

December 10, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Event
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SCCDP CONFERENCE

December 12-14, 2021
Location: Embassy Suites/Myrtle Beach
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University of SC Geography Department Career Connection Site Visit

December 16
Time: TBD
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE: SOFT SKILLS

December 17, 2021
10:00 - 11:00 am
Virtual Event

FIELD STUDY

January 19, 2022
Location & Time: To Be Determined
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE -- TOPIC: TBD

January 21, 2022
10:00 - 11:00 am
VIRTUAL Event
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FRIDAY’S FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE -- TOPIC: TBD

January 28, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
VIRTUAL Event
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Construction Industry Job Shadow Day for HS Students - Ages 16+

February 2
9:00 - 2:00 pm
2

ATD Leadership Symposium (HS- invitation only)

February 4, 2022
Location: TBD
3

MEBA Networking for CDF, WBL, School Counselors

February 11, 2022
10:00 – 12:00
MTC Harbison Campus CE 113
4

MTC Engineering Day for Students and Educators

February 25, 2022
9:00-1:00
MTC Northeast Campus
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Friday’s Focus on Your Future - Topic TBD

March 4, 2022
10:00-11:00
2

NAWIC “Girls in STEM” Lunch and Learn

March 8 or 9, 2022
Location and Time: TBD
3

Blue Print for Your Future

March 11, 2022
9:00-1:00
SC Stata Fairgrounds/Home and Garden Show
4

Field Study-TBD

March 15, 2022
Location & Time: TBD
5

Living, Learning, Leading Symposium

March 16, 2022
9:00-2:00
MTC Harbison Theater
6

Midlands 8th grade industry Showcase

March 22-23, 2022
9:00-2:00
Columbia Metro. Convention Center
7

MEBA EDUCATOR Networking at 8th Grade Showcase

March 23, 2022
9:00-11:30
Columbia Metro. Convention Center
1

Midland “Reverse Career Fair”

April 1, 2022
Location: TBD
Time: 10:00-1:00
Students showcase programs to employers
2

MEBA Networking for CDF, WBL, School Counselors

April 22, 2022
10:00– 12:00
MTC Harbison Campus CE 113
1

Interview with Industry

May 5, 2022
Time & Location: TBD
2

MEBA Networking “BEST PRACTICES” Share for CDF, WBL, School Counselors

May 13, 2022
10:00– 1:00
MTC Harbison Campus CE 113
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Teachers in the Workplace I and II summer internship - Full week in industry

June 13-17, 2022
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