About MRLA Educational Foundation Supporting Hospitality Careers!
The mission of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (MRLAEF) is to enhance the hospitality industry's service to the public through education, community engagement, and promotion of career opportunities. The MRLAEF also prepares high school students for the challenges of a career in hospitality through ProStart and Hospitality & Tourism Management. ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and the industry. ProStart students learn vital kitchen skills, including food safety and knife cuts, and important management lessons, such as menu development and marketing. Hospitality & Tourism Management is a program designed to introduce high school students to the world of hospitality, and the core segments of the industry: lodging, food and beverage operations, tourism, attractions and travel, and event management.