Colorado ProStart is an education program of the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association. ProStart is a two-year foodservice/hospitality management and business entrepreneurship curriculum offered primarily to high school juniors and seniors. ProStart is a nationally certified program education program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The program is a competency based study of food preparation, lodging, customer service, and business management coupled with 400 hours of industry-mentored paid work internships in a broad spectrum of operations. The ProStart curriculum is currently being implemented in 26 high schools and to more than 650 students throughout Colorado. Nationally, ProStart is offered in 47 states and serves more than 93,000 students annually.