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The Madison County Chamber of Commerce understands that a skilled workforce is the foundation for a thriving economy. Between being home to a top ranked K-12 school system and being situated in close proximity to The University of Georgia, Emmanuel College, and Athens Technical College, Madison County proudly serves as a talent pipeline for local and regional business & industry.

The Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program at Madison County High School/The Broad River College and Career Academy is the great connector between the school system and local business & industry. With a mission of “providing students with the opportunity to gain relevant job skills & valued work experience through internships while preparing for tomorrow's workforce,” the program’s role in developing a “MADICO MADE Workforce” for our economy cannot be understated.

Employability Skill training

Professionalism & Work ethic


All BRCCA students are evaluated on the following criteria in addition to their traditional course work:

  • Appearance
  • Attitude
  • Character (traits include honesty, kindness, self-control, integrity, loyalty, patience, tolerance)
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking


Advanced WBL students undergo rigorous employability skill training, preparing them to enter the workforce with a unique skill set beyond the technical training associated with a curriculum. Through the GeogiaBest Certification Program, students must comprehend and demonstrate the mastery of these much needed soft skills for the workplace:

  • Attitude
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility
  • Organization
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Effective Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Customer Service
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technology Usage & Social Media Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Adherence to Policy

Real World Work Experience


Held twice a year, this event is designed to 1) increase awareness and interest surrounding Madison County High School’s/the Broad River College and Career Academy’s Work-Based Learning Program and 2) give our members an additional platform to increase their visibility among the community and promote their business/industry to our future MADICO MADE workforce.

Participation in this special day is not guaranteed and will be granted based upon student availability and compatibility. The Chamber members selected to participate will receive special recognition throughout the day on various social media outlets as well as in the local paper.


To see the success of Fall 2021 Job Shadowing Day, please click here.



Madison County High School and the Broad River College and Career Academy recently hosted the First Annual MADICO MADE Career Signing for students entering the workforce or the U.S. Military directly after graduation. The event was following by a reception with students, families, and employers.

The Chamber's Workforce Development & Education Committee is proud to promote the MADICO MADE workforce as the premier talent pipeline for local business & industry as a result of rigorous coursework, challenging extra-curriculars, apprenticeships with local businesses, translatable employability skills training, and other leadership development opportunities.

Congratulations to these students and local employers for being recognized:

Armed Forces

Kevin Albarron- Marines
Jacob Thompson- Marines
David Huff - Marines


Kameron Johnson - Kubota
Kourtney Johnson - Kubota
Zalan Smith - ABB Baldor
Saw Zacharia - Evergreen Packaging
Dylan Vining - Caterpillar


Brayson Walker - Walker HVAC
Ashton Hill - Stanfield Air Systems
Andrew Herrin - Jordan Air
Jesse Williamson-Laduke - Jordan Air


Donnie Graham - Ash Electric
Jake Scarboro - Electrical Apprenticeship - Inglett and Stubbs
Aiden Moore- Electrical Apprenticeship - Escoe Industrial

General Construction

Logan Holloway - IMI
Kaleb Syfrett - RAI
Jose Mireles - CW Mathews Construction
Micah Powers - Custom Detail Construction
If your business/company would like to work with our talented students through job shadowing days or apprenticeships, please contact Anna Strickland.


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