Welcome Back! The 2016-17 Ohio ProStart school year is underway.
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 ProStart Invitationalon Feb. 18 & 19.
If you need information of 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.
First, register with www.smile.amazon.com and select Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation. You will receive a confirmation email that Amazon will make a donation as a result of your purchase. To support the ORAEF, you will need to shop atwww.smile.amazon.com. and not the amazon.com website.
You can also register your Kroger Plus card at www.Kroger.comand select #21287 for our program and a portion of the proceeds will go to ORAEF.
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.