ProStart is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. 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.
By bringing industry and the classroom together, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents and opens doors for fulfilling careers. It all happens through a curriculum that teaches all facets of the restaurant and foodservice industry, inspires students to succeed and sets a
high standard of excellence for students and the industry.
With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and state restaurant associations, ProStart reaches 90,000 students nationwide.
How ProStart Works
ProStart brings the industry and classroom together.
ProStart offers opportunities for students.
ProStart develops tomorrow’s workforce.
ProStart sets a standard of excellence.
Scope of ProStart
48 states, with additional programs in Guam and U.S. Military Bases
The Need for ProStart
National ProStart Invitational®/Mississippi ProStart Invitational
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement
National Restaurant Association/National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation/Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association
Qualified Institutions for
These schools are official Partners with the MRAEF. For contact information on these schools please call the MHRA office at 601.420.4210.
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Matching Scholarship Partner:
MS ProStart Program Schools
Amite County Vocational Center
Amory Career & Technical Center
Biloxi High School
Brookhaven Technical Center
Jackson Career Development Center
Carl Keen CTC, Clarksdale
Carl Loftin CTC, Columbia
Choctaw County CTC
Clarke County CTC
Clinton Career Complex
E.H. Keys Tech. Center, Ocean Springs
George County High School
Greene County Vocational School
Greenville Technical Center
Gulfport High School
Hancock County CTC
Hattiesburg High School
Houston High School
Jones County CTE
Laurel High School
McComb Business & Technical Center
McKellar Technology Center, Columbus
Monroe County Advanced Learning Center
Moss Point High School
MS School for the Deaf, Jackson
New Albany High School
North Forrest High School
Oak Grove High School
Pascagoula Applied Technology Center
Petal High School
Poplarville High School
Ross Collins Vo-Tech, Meridian
South Panola High School
St. Martin High School, Ocean Springs
Stone High School
Tishomingo County CTC
Tupelo High School
Wayne County CTC
West Point CTC