Pathway to career opportunity

In June 2014, Nick Rifenburgh completed the Academy for Information Technology (AIT) program at Questar III’s Rensselaer Educational Center (REC) in Troy. The program not only provided him with technical knowledge and skills, but it also gave him a pathway to a career opportunity with his future employer Questar III. Continue reading

Nursing runs in the Priolo family

The Priolo family, from Cairo, NY, has a long line of graduates from Questar III’s Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program in Hudson.

Jytte and her daughter Jill Priolo both completed the program in 1993, followed by her son, Steffen. Jytte’s husband, Peter, graduated in 2002 followed by their youngest son, Jesse, in 2003.

Partnerships at Catskill Academy

Questar III’s Catskill Academy is participating in several partnerships with the community to provide additional opportunities for students to gain social and community experience.

Some of the younger students meet as a group with a representative from the Catskill Public Library once a week to work through books together to expose students to more literature than they may normally see. Older students have two options- one through the Cornell… Continue reading

Questar III receives REDC Award

Questar III BOCES has been awarded $99,426 through the state’s 2014 Regional Economic Development Council Awards, a statewide competition where various regions of the state compete for funding as a means to create jobs and jumpstart the economy. Starting next fall Questar III will use the funding to train 25 long-term unemployed individuals in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN).

Questar III chose to include LPN in its consolidation funding application… Continue reading