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Manager-In-Training Program

Learn to be a Food Service Manager Through Our Manager-in-Training Program

MIT Class 2013 MIT Class 2014

MIT Class 2015

The program includes: classroom instruction and hands-on training in our schools.

Minimum Requirements for Manager-In-Training (M.I.T.) Candidates:

Must have at least a High School Diploma (or GED).
Two years (or more) of prior food service and/or management experience preferred.

Application Process:

  1. All applicants must complete the Cobb County Classified Employment Appplication from the Human Resources (HR) section of the web page, indicating that they are applying for the current Food Services Manager-In-Training (MIT) position.
  2. If the candidate applied previously, or is a current Cobb County School District (CCSD) employee, they need to update their application with the current job vacancy number for MIT.
  3. Applicants should include all current and previous food service and management experience in the Work Experience section of their application.
  4. Candidates must include an email address for each of their references (including their current or most recent supervisor), and should be cleared by HR before they take the MIT entrance Exam.

Entrance Exam:

  1. Cleared MIT applicants will be contacted by the FNS Office secretary (by email) to schedule the date and time to take the MIT entrance exam.
  2. Candidates must score 80% (or higher) to pass the Entrance Exam.


  1. All MIT candidates must pass the exam to be eligible for an interview. However, there is no guarantee that everyone with a passing exam score will be interviewed.
  2. If the number of people who pass the exam is a significantly high number, FNS may choose to select those with the highest exam scores and the best qualifications to be interviewed.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.


Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.


Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:


(1)        correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; o


(3)        correo electrónico::


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.