New Industry Partnerships

New Culinary & Hospitality Program

Select Bridges Career Academies that are focused on hospitality and/or culinary at a few schools have been enhanced by incorporating in ProStart curriculum and strengthening the local industry connection. Learn more



The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection was created by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and it’s Education Association, and Central Lakes College, in partnership with participating school districts, on behalf of our future workforce, in grades 9-12. Currently, funding is provided in part by the following funding organizations: Central Lakes Carl Perkins Consortium Funding, the Initiative Foundation, the National Joint Powers Alliance, the Otto Bremer Foundation, and the Region Five Development Commission. Also see our historical partners.