AHA supports all levels of training and education to foster growth of the Arkansas Hospitality and Tourism Industry.
The Arkansas Hospitality Association offers and implements training from the high school level through the professional level. From the ProStart and LMP courses, to the scholarships given to hospitality students through the Educational Foundation, to the customer service training through the Welcome to Arkansas program, to the ServSafe Food and ServSafe Alcohol certifications, AHA supports all levels of training and education to help the industry be the best it can be.
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It's not just about cooking.
Our innovative 8-week program brings opportunity to those experiencing homelessness, near-homelessness, recent incarceration and other challenges. The program emphasizes soft skills and a code of ethics as well as tactical kitchen skills.
This training helps students become self-sustaining while gaining self-confidence and pride.
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart's industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.