Consultants meet with CTE faculty

Co-principal, Heather Lansing and Work Based Learning Coordinator, Joan Rogers welcoming business partners

Co-principal, Heather Lansing and Work Based Learning Coordinator, Joan Rogers welcoming business partners.

Last month, more than 80 area business people attended the Consultant Committee breakfast at the Columbia-Greene Education Center (CGEC) in Hudson to discuss curriculum and work-based learning opportunities for Career and… Continue reading

Preparing for forensics career

CGEC_cg_gabbyAs a freshman at Germantown High School, Gabrielle Cidras attended an open House at the Columbia-Greene Educational Center (CGEC) with her older sister who was interested in the Culinary Arts program. At that time, not old enough to enroll in the program, Cidras told the criminal justice teacher that she would be back in two years.

True to her word… Continue reading

QIII celebrates CTE month

During the month of February we celebrate Black History Month and the nation’s Presidents but we also call attention to the power of a long-standing education program that prepares millions of students for success beyond high school.

Questar III is joining others across the country during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) month.

Locally, high school students learn technical skills in… Continue reading

How the power grid works

Questar III’s Green Technologies & Renewable Energy and Tech Valley High School students toured the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) headquarters in North Greenbush. The tour was the culmination of projects where students had built and worked with similar, solar, wind power and model grid kits.

NYISO TourNYISO oversees the high-voltage grid and makes sure New York State has… Continue reading

QIII students help staff eat healthier

RA Food Cards-1Employees at the Questar III Main Office have some help in making healthy food choices at work.  Students in Lindsay Estaris’ class at Rensselaer Academy have made a set of index cards which lists the nutritional values for every item in the vending machine.

The cards were a project done in conjunction with the Questar III Wellness Committee. … Continue reading