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Food Technology and Processing
- 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!
Post-Secondary Education Opportunities
- 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.
Related Occupations with Additional Education
- Baker, butcher, caterer, chef