Ohio ProStart school, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center will celebrate 45 years of building careers in the community on October 1. Congrats and hope you have many more successful years.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Annual Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for its prestigious 2017 national recognition awards including: Restaurant Neighbor Award, Faces of Diversity Award, and Ambassador of Hospitality Award. Applications and nomination forms are available online until October 15, 2016. Enter today!
September is National Food Safety Month
The theme for National Food Safety Month is "Notorious Virus"! National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness of food safety education.
You can download weekly activities, posters, videos and infographics for your students by visiting, www.restaurant.org.
Additionally, Ohio ProStart schools are eligible for a 15% discount on ServSafe materials. Please visit the Ohio Restaurant Association website at ohiorestaurant.org to view the various materials available and to place your order.
Back to School Time!
Please extend a warm welcome to the following new ProStart schools:
Belmont-Harrison Career Center
Buckeye Career Center
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Pike County Career Technology Center
Tri Rivers Career Center
The first event of the year, the ProStart Boot Campwill be held on Sat., Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Columbus Culinary Institute. Then on Oct. 9 & 10, the annual Teachers Institutewhich this year will focus on Industry Engagement to create winning partnerships. Get your students ready to compete at the 15th Annual ProStart Invitationalon Feb. 18 & 19.
If you need information on any or all of these events, please do not hesitate to contact your Regional ProStart Coordinator or the Ohio ProStart office. We are looking forward to another great year.
Roy & Monica Getz ProStart Alumni Scholarship Announced
The Roy and Monica Getz Scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have successfully graduated from Ohio ProStart’s two year culinary program and wish to continue their education in a foodservice industry related career beginning in 2017. Read entire article.
Polaris Career Center takes home First Place
Earlier this year, our Ohio ProStart team from Polaris Career Center captured top honors in the culinary division of the National ProStart Invitational. We're so proud of all of the students who competed. Congratulations to Penta Career Center for making it to nationals in the management portion!
Ohio ProStart®earns ODE credential
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) listed Ohio ProStart on the Industry-recognized Credential List. The credential list is used for school and district report cards. Industry-recognized credentials can also be used to qualify students in the class of 2018 and beyond for high school graduation. View the ODE list here.
Shop and support ProStart®
When you shop at Amazon.com and Kroger you can help support Ohio ProStart.
Ohio ProStart® has launched, ProStart Job Board. This program is designed to offer ProStart students access to various careers in the foodservice industry or a summer job before continuing their education. Employers are encouraged to submit job openings online at no cost.
ProStart® National Certificate of Achievement (COA) credential
Earning the ProStart credential means that this candidate had demonstrated a strong foundation in the basic management and culinary skills considered critical by industry leaders. In addition to passing two important exams offered by the National Restaurant Association, this candidate has completed at least 400 hours of work in the industry and is well-qualified to begin their career.