YouthEntity to bring ProStart to Roaring Fork School District
YouthEntity recently announced that it will be implementing the ProStart program during the 2012-2013 school year for students in the Roaring Fork School District. Colorado ProStart is a two-year foodservice/hospitality management and business entrepreneurship curriculum offered primarily to high school juniors and seniors by the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. It is a competency-based study of food preparation, lodging, customer service, and business management coupled with 400 hours of industry-mentored paid work internships in a broad spectrum of operations. Last year, Colorado ProStart graduates received more than $1.5 million to go onto post-secondary education.”This latest YouthEntity venture will be another great opportunity for students in the Roaring Fork School District that is an exceptional example of what results from collaborative efforts between the school district and our innovative and generous nonprofit community. We are looking forward to the addition of this high level career oriented program for our students,” said Judy Haptonstall, Roaring Fork School District superintendent.When students meet academic standards, complete a checklist of competencies, and participate in at least 400 hours of a mentored work experience, they are awarded the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement that signifies they are well qualified to enter the industry workforce. Students who achieve the National Certificate of Achievement have access to scholarships and articulation agreements with leading colleges and universities.
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