The Food Science and Technology/ ProStart program at Collins Career Center features dynamic curriculum developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association to teach, test, and award industry-recognized certificates to students meeting high academic standards in Hospitality Education. This curriculum, ProStart, is developed to increase the quality and employability of today's high-school graduates by providing them with training related to important job skills as well as opportunities for careers and higher education.
Students participating in this program will focus on mastering skills and techniques for the preparation and serving of food by operating a school restaurant and catering service.
Whether students are looking to enter the job market or are making plans for college, the Food Science and Technology/ProStart program is a great first step! Students may be hired for internships by qualified food-service operations. There, they will receive firsthand training form worksite mentors. Back in the classroom, lessons and activities come alive as students make real-world connections. Practical, lively learning takes place both on the job and in the classroom.
With the Food Science and Technology/ProStart program, students get the chance to see just how bright their futures can be!
Graduates of this program may enter adult-education or technical-school programs in Food Catering, Culinary Arts, Banking, or Pastry Chef training.
Graduates of the Food Technology and Processing/ Pro-Start program offered by Collins Career Center may find entry-level employment as a bus person, counter attendant, restaurant host/ hostess, restaurant cashier, restaurant server, kitchen helper, cook, deli worker, or assistant chef.
Baker, butcher, caterer, chef