Stride Career Prep
Which pathways are offered?
Marketing Communications—This pathway prepares students to plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies, advertising, promotion, and public relations activities.
Hospitality: Food and Beverage—This pathway prepares students to perform a variety of tasks to maintain operations and promote guest services in eating and drinking establishments.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Account Executive
- Art/Graphics Director
- Customer Service Representative
- Interactive Media Specialist
- Promotions Manager
- Public Relations Manager
- Pastry Chef
- Wine Steward
- Line Cook
- Food Services Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Public Relations Manager—$116,180/year
Food Services Manager—$55,320/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Wednesday, September 1, 2020.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Advertising and Design Exam
A*S*K Fundamental Marketing Concepts Exam
The NOCTI Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Services (Pathways Exam)
The NOCTI Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Services (Job Ready Exam)
ServSafe® Food Handler
Microsoft® Office Certifications (Excel, Word) **
** Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.