Force In Training (FIT) presented by Wells Fargo

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!

HOW IT WORKS

Your sponsorship is the key that unlocks participation, enabling us to deliver this transformative training to teens completely free of charge. We match restaurant leaders with a high school in their local area. Volunteer assignments are 90-minutes:

 

  • 10 min – Introduce yourself!
  • 20 min – Elevator pitches
  • 30 min – Mock interviews
  • 30 min – Financial health provided by Wells Fargo volunteers

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Students also receive a series of in-class videos and activities to round out the training.

LAND IT

Resume writing
Application completion
Job search
Interview skills

WORK IT

Appropriate workplace ​behavior
Communication
Professionalism

LEAD IT

Career mapping
Leadership
Confidence

IMPACT

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

84% Have a more positive view of restaurant jobs

3,500+ Students were prepared for their first jobs