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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 up 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.

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