Industry mentors play an essential role in helping ProStart students develop character and career competence by teaching real world experience and practical skills. Under the direction of a mentor, you will be able to make the connection between classroom academics and industry work experience, providing you with the proper tools needed to succeed.
Real World Experience
While classroom instruction is a fantastic tool in learning culinary and management skills, nothing beats rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. Students learn how to be an industry professional through hands-on work and real world experience under the direction of a mentor, who will direct them to connect their current performance with their professional futures.
There is simply no replacement for real world experience. Colorado ProStart understands this, which is why it has integrated this experience into its two-year program. ProStart students are able to get out of the classroom and exercise their culinary and hospitality skills in a real world environment that acts as a precursor to when they’ll enter the workforce and be expected to perform at a professional level.
Thanks to mentored work experience, students master the skills that industry experts have identified as critical to success, such as culinary techniques, knife skills, customer service, marketing, and cost control. in addition to these skills, you will also learn importance of time management, teamwork, and accountability that can make or break their future.
National Certificate of Achievement
The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement demonstrates that you have what it takes to be a leader, and that you are ready to step into any role in the hospitality industry. Once a student has met its requirements, this coveted certificate can open the door to employment and college scholarships.