2019-2020 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.

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WIN Training

August 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AND 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (two like sessions)
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113

WIN Learning is excited to be offering Regional Summer PD Workshops for our K-12 partners. We invite you to participate in a late summer on-site training in your region.

The training will focus on implementation strategies for training and testing for 2019-2020 with special emphasis on WIN Learning portal tools. It would be appropriate for new comers, as well as, those who have already received training. Best practices will be discussed and implementation plans will be shared and created. Three (3) CEU units will be awarded. This training is open to all high school and district personnel.

View the list of available regional sessions and times. Select https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/xmCNBL to register for a session you will be attending.

The link to register is: https://www.winlearning.com/sc-courseware

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CDF, WBL, and School Counselor Networking Meeting

August 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus - Continuing Education Room 113

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

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

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Mental Health Training

September 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113
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2019 SCDE Fall Regional Workshops for School Counseling/Career Guidance Personnel

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Choose your date & venue to attend one of the SCDE 2019 Fall Regional Workshops that works for you and mark your calendar.

DATES
Friday, September 13, 2019 (Winthrop University) - Rock Hill
Friday, September 27, 2019 (Greenville Convention Center) - Greenville
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (Francis Marion University) - Florence
Friday, October 11, 2019 (University of South Carolina) - Columbia
Friday, November 8, 2019 (Charleston Southern University) - Charleston

TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTRATION
Participants may choose to attend any location to accommodate personal preference. The Greenville venue is recommended for those who cannot attend other locations as it will accommodate the largest capacity. Register for this FREE half-day workshop to earn CEUs and network with colleagues. NO on-site registration will be available so register in advance!

To register select the registration link of the date & venue you wish to attend:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (WINTHROP UNIVERSITY)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-rock-hill-tickets-58669628438

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 (GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-greenville-tickets-58707368319

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019 (FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-florence-tickets-60947804524

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019 (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-columbia-tickets-58745729057

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019 (CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-charleston-tickets-58746494346

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: K-12 School Counselors/Career Guidance Personnel/WBL Coordinators/ Administrators/CTE Coordinators/District School Counseling Personnel Directors/Supervisors

Keynote and breakout sessions at each venue with topics for Elementary, Middle School, High School levels and Career Specialists.

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:
*State updates and training on UGP and Diploma Pathways, CATE, and Virtual SC, *College and Career Readiness Best Practices, *ACT/College Board Updates, *Elementary/Middle School Share Sessions,*Commission on Higher Education Updates, *Free Resources from Everfi, *Professional Organizations/Vendor Exhibit, *SCOIS Updates, *Hot Topics for K-12 on SEL, *Career Guidance Best Practices and much more!

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SPARC - Military Child Coalition Training

September 16, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus - Continuing Education Room 113

Helping Military Children Discover Their SPARC: Strength, Potential, Aspirations, Resourcefulness, Confidence™ – By exploring research informed concepts associated with thriving, professionals who serve and support military-connected children and youth will learn how to help students identify their sparks and interests as well as develop skills that contribute to a growth mindset. With support to discover their SPARC, students can not only meet but exceed personal and academic goals.

To Register: http://militarychildeducationcoalitiontrainings.eventbrite.com/

For more information about this training, other professional development opportunities, or support, please contact: PD@MilitaryChild.org or
254-953-1923 ext. 1139 or 254-953-1923 ext. 1119

This course includes 6 clock hours of instruction and interactive work time, exclusive of breaks and lunch. SPACE IS LIMITED

Target audience: career specialists, social workers, counselors, etc...

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Manufacturing Field Study for Administrators

September 19, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Creating Career Connections Expo

September 25, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
MTC Northeast Campus

MEBA will host a Creating Career Connections Expo on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Northeast Campus of Midlands Technical College.

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

The Expo 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.

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Manufacturing Industry Tours

Week of September 30 - October 4, 2019
Various Companies and Dates - TBD

Target Audience: Parents, Students, and Educators

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Paul Mitchell "The School" mini Field Study

October 1, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 700 Gervias Street, Suite D, Columbia SC 29201
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Clemson University Midlands Student Summit

October 5, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

All are welcome to attend this NO COST event being held at Lower Richland High School on Saturday, October 5th. Maximum attendance is 500.

MEBA is partnering with Clemson University to offer this event.

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Michelin Field Study

October 8, 2019
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lunch is included
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Construction Industry Job Shadow Day

October 11, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: TBD
This event is for High School Students ages 16 and up
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Midlands School Counseling Conference

October 11, 2019
Location: University of South Carolina, Russell House
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2019 SCDE Fall Regional Workshops for School Counseling/Career Guidance Personnel - COLUMBIA

October 11, 2019
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA - RUSSELL HOUSE

Register to attend this offering of the School Counseling/Career Guidance Personnel Workshop at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, select this link - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scde-fall-regional-workshop-for-school-counseling-personnel-columbia-tickets-58745729057

Register for this FREE half-day workshop to earn CEUs and network with colleagues. There will be NO on-site registration so register in advance!

Who should attend: K-12 School Counselors/Career Guidance Personnel/WBL Coordinators/ Administrators/CTE Coordinators/District School Counseling Personnel Directors/Supervisors

Keynote and breakout sessions at each venue with topics for Elementary, Middle School, High School levels and Career Specialists.

Topics may include:
*State updates and training on UGP and Diploma Pathways, CATE, and Virtual SC, *College and Career Readiness Best Practices, *ACT/College Board Updates, *Elementary/Middle School Share Sessions,*Commission on Higher Education Updates, *Free Resources from Everfi, *Professional Organizations/Vendor Exhibit, *SCOIS Updates, *Hot Topics for K-12 on SEL, *Career Guidance Best Practices and much more!

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Construction Class "BLITZ" (CATE Construction Classes)

October 24, 2019
Time: TBD
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CDF, WBL, and School Counselor Networking Meeting / Manufacturing Focus

October 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113

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

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Columbia College Mini Field Study

October 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Columbia College
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REI Automation Mini Field study

November 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Reverse Career Fair

November 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dutch Square Mall
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Asphalt Association Field Study Blythe Construction

November 12, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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SCCDP Conference - MYRTLE BEACH

DECEMBER 8 - 10, 2019
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Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting

December 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

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

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Eighth Grade Student Healthcare Career Day at MTC

December 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: MTC
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Field Study

January 14/15, 2020
Location: TBD

MTC Engineering Day for Educators

January 24, 2020
9:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
MTC Northeast Campus
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Field Study

January 29/30, 2020
Location: TBD
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Field Study

February 12/13, 2020
Location: TBD

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Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting

February 21, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113

MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

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

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Construction Industry Job Shadow Day

February 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
This event is for High School Students ages 16 and up

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Student AND Educator Field Study: Blue Print for Your Future

Hosted by MEBA and the Building Industries of Central South Carolina

March 13, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: SC State Fairgrounds

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Paul Mitchell "The School" mini Field Study

March 19, 2020
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: 700 Gervias Street, Suite D, Columbia SC 29201

MTC Engineering Day for Students

March 20, 2020
9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Asphalt Association Field Study Palmetto Corp.

March 26, 2020
Location: TBD

Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting

April 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113
MEBA will host a Networking Meeting on Friday, April 3, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.

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

Government Field Study (Downtown Columbia)

April 7/8, 2020
Location: TBD

Career Development Facilitator Networking Meeting - BEST PRACTICE SHARE

May 8, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
MTC Harbison Campus
Continuing Education Room 113
MEBA will host a Networking Meeting - BEST PRACTICE SHARE on Friday, May 8, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Harbison Campus of Midlands Technical College.