Tuesday • November 19, 2019 @ Miller Park, Milwaukee

Alex Vernon

For more information, contact:

Alex Vernon | ProStart Coordinator


Hundreds of students from across the state will meet and learn from industry professionals. The goals of the event are to: 

  • Introduce students to the vibrant foodservice industry and showcase the many career opportunities available to them
  • Connect students with potential employers and postsecondary institutions
  • Provide a fun, engaging and educational experience for students

To learn how you can get involved, contact or 800.589.3211.


Registration Information

August 26 - September 16

ProStart Registration (open only to ProStart schools)

Due to space limitations, schools will be able to register a maximum of 20 students. If you would like to bring additional students, you can also submit the number of students you would like to include in the ProStart lottery pool in the event we don’t fill all 300 student spots by January 18.

September 17

ProStart Lottery Selection 

If student spots are still available, we will draw from the ProStart lottery pool submissions. Schools will be notified immediately if their lottery submissions were accepted.

September 23

General Registration (open to non-ProStart schools, if space available)

Based on availability, we will open registrations up to non-ProStart schools. 

Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis so it’s important that you register early to guarantee your spots!


Day Format

All students will simultaneously attend the lunch and Industry Panel.

For the remainder of the sessions, students will be split into 3 groups and will rotate through all 3 sessions (educational session, the Career Exploration Pavilion and Venue Tour).

Example Agenda

  • 9:00 AM - Event Begins
  • 9:30 AM - Session #1
  • 10:15 AM - Session #2
  • 11:15 AM - Session #3
  • 12:15 PM - Lunch w/Industry Panel
  • 1:15 PM - Session #4
  • 2:00 PM - Event Concludes


Industry Panel
Professionals—from diverse food careers—will share their professional journeys and their passion for the industry. The goal is to have students leave with those inspiring stories top of mind—and to pique their interest in exploring a hospitality-related career.

Career Exploration Pavilion
Area that showcases the broad spectrum of career paths in the food industry and connects students with employers and colleges. Students will rotate through the pavilion, stopping at each table for 3-5 minutes and then proceeding to the next station. 

Job Readiness Center
A hands-on session, which will include guidance and tips on writing a resume, filling out an online application and mastering interview skills. Students will leave with a better understanding of the interview process and handouts to review once they get back home. 

Presenting Sponsors

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Because we want to keep the cost to attend the Career & Industry Expo manageable for school districts, we are offering a wide-range of sponsorship options. Your sponsorship helps support the Wisconsin ProStart program directly and allows us to host events like the Career & Industry Expo that showcase our industry of opportunity.

Contact Connie Fedor at or 800.589.3211 for more information on tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities.