Frequently Asked Questions for Students

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Can I be in ProStart?

From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart's industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.

Whether students are looking to enter the job market directly after graduating, or if they plan to attend college, ProStart’s nationally recognized Certificate of Achievement can help them.

Georgia’s top ProStart team is eligible for their travel expenses paid to the National ProStart Invitational. Annually, more than $1 million in scholarships are awarded to the top five culinary and management teams. Team Georgia placed 3rd in 2011!

All students who complete the program are eligible for ProStart scholarships and college credit.

Why ProStart? Because the restaurant industry is standing behind it and they are over 300,000 strong in Georgia.


ProStart National Certificate of Achievement

When the students complete the program, ProStart graduates earn a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. This certificate recognizes students who have successfully completed the program and are eligible to earn special scholarships and college credit from colleges and universities across the country.

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ProStart Scholarships and College Credit

Students who receive the ProStart certificate are eligible for NRAEF scholarship opportunities and course credits a more than 75 of the country’s leading hospitality and culinary arts colleges and universities.

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Annually, more than $1 million in scholarships are awarded to the top five Management and Culinary ProStart national competition teams. In 2011, Team Georgia was ranked 3rd!

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Nationally Standardized Educator Training and Certification

NRAEF provide educators with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills, which they can then take back to the classroom. Industry experts share their experience in classroom settings and in industry training facilities in weeklong intensive workshops. Scholarships for educators are available from industry.

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