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Cynthia Hulon, MEd., GCDF/CDFI
Alliance Director and Pee Dee Regional Career Specialist

Crishell Bass, GCDF/CDFI
Santee-Lynches Regional Career Specialist

Jason Coakley, GCDF/CDFI
Waccamaw Regional Career Specialist

The Northeastern Education and Business Alliance is comprised of partners in three regions: Pee Dee, Santee-Lynches and Waccamaw. Partners represent Education K-12, Postsecondary and other Adult Learners; Workforce Investment; Business and Industry; and Community Agencies serving educators, parents and students. 

Please be patient as our website is currently under construction. Please check with us regularly for region-specific information.

NEBA - Alliance Office Contact Information:

Northeastern Education and Business Alliance
Linda Carter, Administrative Assistant
103 Wexford Street
Ruby, SC  29741


Phone: 843-634-5589
Fax: 843-634-5070

Office Hours:     Monday - Friday
                        8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About Us

The purpose of the Northeastern Education and Business Alliance (NEBA) is to provide a forum for members to unify and strengthen partnerships and efforts in implementing innovative programs to prepare K-12 students, postsecondary students and other adult learners for entry into the competitive workforce. This is accomplished through the active exchange of ideas, strengthening communications, utilizing best practices, providing professional development, identifying and resolving problems, and participating in decision making as appropriate.

2010 2011 NEBA Board Chair

    Mrs. Vickie Tyner
    Workforce Development Director
    Pee Dee Workforce Investment Board


Global Career Development Facilitator Training (GCDF)

CDF Course Description:

This course is sponsored by the Northeastern Education and Business Alliance in cooperation with the South Carolina Education and Business Alliance and the State Department of Education.  It is designed to train K-14 educators and other professionals who offer career assistance and guidance services in Career Development Facilitation (CDF) by focusing on career development theory and model; student/client diversity; assessment; ethical and legal issues; labor market information and resources; employability skills; and use of technology.  Instruction should lead to a better understanding of career development resources and assessments and an awareness of one’s professional strengths and needed improvements in the area of career guidance.  Participants will collaborate with fellow classmates to address challenging situations and explore community resources.  Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion certifying that the individual has completed 120 hours in Career Development Facilitator Training toward their eligibility for National Certification.  Each individual must apply to the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc. (CCE) to obtain National Certification as a Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).  Visit CCE’s website at for additional information regarding national certification. 

Target Audience: Educators and business professionals; School Districts; Two and Four-year Colleges; Business and Industry; Department of Social Services; Government Agencies; The Penal System; Adult Education

Click Here for Course Offerings and Registration Form

Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL)


The South Carolina Regional Career Specialists in partnership with the Office of Career and Technology Education are sponsoring one-day Contextual Teaching and Learning seminars across the state.  Each of these one-day seminars will be an introduction to the methodologies and strategies designed to enhance the teaching of contextual learning in middle and high school courses.  These methods and strategies are not content specific; therefore, the one-day seminar will be open to all content areas.

NCDA Poetry / Poster Contest 2010

This year's theme is "Celebrating My Career Dreams."

Contest Open to:

Grades K-12: Students in Public and Private Schools

Adult Student: Anyone currently enrolled in college, over the age of 18.

Open Adult: Anyone over the age of 18 (community members/parents, educators, etc.)

Click here for details regarding the 2010 Regional Poetry / Poster contest.

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