Force In Training (FIT)

October 22, 2024

Force In Training is our largest volunteer day of the year! On one single day, 150 restaurant and Wells Fargo volunteers prepare thousands of ProStart students for their first jobs and first paychecks. Restaurant volunteers conduct mock interviews, discuss their career path, and provide advice on how students can land that all-important first job. Wells Fargo volunteers give students a solid financial foundation by breaking down a paycheck, learing about checking and savings, and other financial essentials.

2023 FIT Sponsors

2022 Fit Sponsors. Thank you!


Resume writing
Application completion
Job search
Interview skills


Appropriate workplace ​behavior


Career mapping

How does it work? Sponsors are invited to fill volunteer spots first. We’ll match restaurant leaders with a high school in their local area. Volunteer assignments are 1-hour:

  • 10 – ten minute introduction about who you are, where you work, and career paths at your company
  • 20 – twenty minutes working with students on developing an “elevator pitch”. 
  • 30 – thirty minutes of mock-interview practice

Students also receive a series of videos and activities that their teacher presents in October to round out the training.


75% FIT is the only job preparation course offered to them in high school

65% Feel better prepared to apply for a job after taking the FIT training

68% Learned about career opportunities in the hospitality industry that they did not know about before FIT

79% Have a more positive view of restaurant jobs

3,500+ Students were prepared for their first jobs