Midlands Education and Business Alliance to Announce Leadership Changes at January Board Meeting

January 13, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – January 11, 2008 – The Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) will announce staff leadership changes at its January Board meeting. 

Who:               Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA)

What:              MEBA’s Board of Directors will announce staff leadership changes at its January meeting. 

The meeting will also showcase upcoming MEBA programs and events and feature a keynote address by Mr. George Fletcher, Executive Director of South Carolina’s Council on Competitiveness. 

When:             Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 11:30 a.m.

Where:            Midlands Technical College Airport Campus, Academic Center, Mary Robertson Conference Room, Room 143

Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) is a non-profit organization that works to connect students, parents, educators and employers to education and career opportunities in Richland, Lexington and Fairfield Counties through programs and partnerships of business, school, college, faith and other community leaders.  The work is carried out by a full-time professional staff who provide career planning services to 7 colleges and universities, 9 school districts, 151 schools and nearly 100,000 students, and coordinates the activities of more than 200 volunteers from business and education.  MEBA is proud to be a model for building partnerships between education and businesses to create pathways for students from school to work.  For more information, please visit our Web site at www.mebasc.com.

Together with partners, SC’s Council on Competitiveness is driving the movement towards a New Carolina—a South Carolina with a brighter future and a competitive, winning economy. The focus is on a strategy to play to the strengths of the state’s core industries, emphasize education, and build an environment that fosters innovation. For more information, visit www.newcarolina.org.