Midlands Education and Business Alliance Hosts Uptown Careers Field Study for Midlands Educators

December 15, 2007

COLUMBIA, SC – December 11, 2007 – Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) will host an Uptown Careers Field Study for Midlands educators on Thursday, December 13, 2007, from 8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will begin in the 1st floor conference room of the Wachovia Building at 1441 Main Street.  The event is part of MEBA’s Educator Field Studies Series that brings together teachers, counselors and administrators for a day of in-depth learning about a specific career cluster.  Thursday’s field study will highlight careers in law, accounting, marketing, finance, and banking support services and provide educators the opportunity to learn firsthand from professionals about the skills needed today for tomorrow’s workforce. 

MEBA Uptown Careers Educator Field Study – Event Schedule

        8:15 a.m. Orientation/Breakfast – Wachovia Building

        Sponsored by Scott McElveen, L.L.P.


        8:30 a.m. Scott McElveen, L.L.P. (CPA firm)

        Wachovia Building – 8th Floor Office Tour


        9:15 a.m. Professionals’ Panel of Experts

        Deidra Crow, City of Columbia

        Edwin Breazeale, Midlands Technical College


        10:15 a.m. Bill Musser, Esq. & Michael Seezen, Esq. of McNair Law Firm

        First Baptist Church of Columbia


        11:00 a.m. Ameris Bank

        1301 Gervais Street – Office Tour


        12:00 p.m. Lunch (sponsored by Ameris Bank)

        Presentation by John Hipp, Group President, Ameris Bank

        First Baptist Church of Columbia


        1:15 p.m. Ben Green, SC Department of Commerce


        2:00 p.m. Elliott E. Franks, III, SC Jobs-Economic Development Authority


        3:00 p.m. Professionals’ Panel of Experts

        Karen Kemp & Bob Brookshire, USC, Information Systems Technology

        Bruce Martin, Office Systems Technology, Midlands Technical College

        Marnie Robinson, Brookland Baptist Church


The Midlands Education and Business Alliance connects Midlands students, parents and educators to career opportunities through business partnerships, training and resources.  To learn more about MEBA, please visit our website at www.mebasc.com.