Career Pathways

Hospitality and Tourism Youth Apprenticeship

Pre-Apprenticeship (High School)
High School Coursework
  • FH 11/12 Culinary Arts and Hospitality II
  • FH 13 Culinary Arts and Hospitality III
  • ServSafe Food Manager
  • OSHA-10 Hour Culinary Arts
  • One or more of the following:
    • ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, National Restaurant Association
    • Culinary Arts Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification, American Association of Family and Consumer Science
    • Certified Fundamentals Cook, American Culinary Federation
On-the-Job Learning

Participate in one of the following:

  • ProStart Student Invitational
    • Culinary Arts
    • Management
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Competitive Events
    • Culinary Arts
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
    • Career Investigation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
    • Food Innovation
  • Locally-created, industry-aligned project-based learning experience with industry-involvement. The project must be approved by the local education agency’s CTE Administrator.
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Program Completion

Learn more about

Food Service Managers

Chefs and Head Cooks

Hotel Motel Desk Clerks

Restaurant Cooks

For more information, contact Elizabeth Standafer, Youth Apprenticeship Manager at Apprenticeship NC, at


NC Governor Roy Cooper
NC Department of Public Instruction
NC Community College System
NC Department of Commerce
Apprenticeship NC
Charlotte Executive Leadership Council