New survey finds snagging your first job in the restaurant industry is beneficial

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PHL17'S Chandler Lutz speaks with an expert about a new National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation survey that finds starting in the restaurant industry is beneficial.
GOOD MORNING LORNA, I HEAR YOU HAVE SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND CAREER SUCCESS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR US THIS MORNING?

Well the national restaurant association educational foundation has recently conducted a survey where we have found one in three people start their careers in the restaurant industry, and they find it an incredibly valuable place to start. Not only is it a good first job entry, but it's helped them to develop certain skills - such as dependability, reliability, adaptability to changing environment. An ability to be flexible as well as important team building skill. So the survey told us that those skills along with a host of others can be used to develop a career within the industry or very transferable to other industries.

THAT'S GREAT. SO WHAT OTHER RESOURCES ARE THERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY.

In particular the NAEF has a program called pro-start, it's a two year career technical education program delivered in over 1800 high schools here in the country. It prepares students for a career in culinary arts, restaurant management. Move into higher education, or go directly into the workforce.

THAT'S GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THOSE TIPS THIS MORNING LORNA. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.