Agreement paves the way for ProStart students to get a jump start on their degree

Harrisburg, Pa. (November 6, 2018)—Earlier this year, Pennsylvania College of Technology entered into an articulation agreement with the ProStart® program, administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The agreement paves the way for ProStart students to get a jump start on their degree, as well as eliminates duplication of instruction.

Through this agreement, ProStart students can earn between 3 to 8 credits toward their college degree at Penn College, while in high school.

The ProStart® program provides high school students with an opportunity to explore career options in the restaurant and foodservice industry through academic and work-based learning. The program teaches students the culinary and management skills they will need to progress in their education and careers.

When students meet academic standards, complete a checklist of competencies, and participate in at least 400 hours of a mentored work experience, they are awarded the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, which signifies they are well-qualified to enter the industry workforce.

The ProStart program maintains more than 60 articulation agreements and program-specific scholarships with colleges and universities around the country, which can make a college degree more affordable and faster to earn.

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation coordinates the ProStart program in Pennsylvania. To learn more about the program, please visit For more information about the articulation agreement, contact the NRAEF at or Pennsylvania College of Technology at


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