May 15, 2013



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Brookings team places at National ProStart Competition

Congratulations to the Brookings High School ProStart Management team and their instructor, Joline Dunbar, for their fourth-place finish at the National ProStart Competition!

ProStart is a nationwide high school curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It helps prepare high school students for leadership positions in the workplace by teaching skills which are crucial in any place of employment. Combining hands-on learning in the classroom with mentored work experience, the program provides education on culinary skills, safety, inventory, cost controls, customer service, business math, and other practical business management skills. ProStart serves approximately 95,000 students in 47 states, Guam and U.S. military bases. In South Dakota, 15 school districts offer the ProStart program.

DOE partners with the South Dakota Retailers Association to promote, oversee and advance this program within South Dakota. It aligns with the Hospitality & Tourism Career Cluster.

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