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Hospitality training soars as food and beverage employers focus on hiring and holding skilled talent

If you're one of the dominant number of working learners already earning modest wages doing kitchen prep work and clean up or waiting tables, and you have your sights set on becoming a restaurant manager, a chef, or an event specialist,  consider boosting yourself with targeted training and certifications that will give you the leg up you need.  

The National Restaurant Association's nationwide outreach to students is one way for new entrants to test their own interest.  The NRA's ProSource students (above) watch a short baking prep demonstration during a high school class in a Howard County, Maryland public school.  Many in the class work jobs in the hospitality sector and want more skills. Explore these sites to search for establishments and programs near you.