The Madison County Business & Education Partnership is a committee of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Each year, they host a career fair for high school juniors in Madison County. This includes juniors from Madison Central, Madison Southern, Model Lab, and Berea Community. The career fair is comprised of panel discussions and presentations that focus on the 17 career clusters recognized by Kentucky Career and Technical Education. This year, Making the Grade sent multiple volunteers to serve as moderators for panel discussions and assistants for the event.
On September 13, Making the Grade attended the 2nd annual Berea Business Fest. At the Business Fest, local businesses set up on the Fairchild Lawn at Berea College and share information about their products and services to the campus community. Making the Grade held a fun competition to complete a brain teaser puzzle; participants who completed the puzzle correctly got a shot at guessing the number of pieces of candy in a jar. The winner took home a gift card.