It’s that time of year – start laying the foundation to enroll in one of Questar III’s CTE programs now!

For students interested in enrolling in a Career/Technical or Career Studies Program for next year, starting in September 2020, the process has already begun! The first part of learning more about Questar III classes started with presentations at component school districts in November and December. This was an opportunity for students to get a basic understanding of what programs are offered and to sign up for one of our Visitation Days.

As students heard during the presentations, it’s a big decision whether they will choose to spend half their school day at a Questar III Educational Center, so it’s important to visit our schools at one of the upcoming events to see which program will be the best fit. Now it’s up to prospective students to participate in the next important steps of this process.

The first step is to meet with your school counselor to discuss your career interests and pathway, complete an application form and sign up for and attend Visitation Day. New this year, Questar III Visitation Days are a field trip for a morning or afternoon session where students will visit two CTE programs.

Columbia-Greene Ed Center (CGEC):  January 29, 2020 (Snow Date: 1/30/2020)

Rensselaer Ed Center (REC): January 30, 2020 (Snow Date: 1/31/2020)

It’s also important to discuss your career goals with your family. Next month, attend our Open House with parents or family members with whom you’ve discussed your interest in CTE.

REC Open House Night:  February 11, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM  (Snow Date: February 12)

CGEC Open House Night: February 12, 2020 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Snow Date: February 13)

A good-to-know final tipGet started today!  For students who would like to attend one of these programs, please get started! If you wait too long, your first choice might be filled and not available. For more information about these events or questions about enrollment, please call Columbia-Greene Educational Center at 518-828-4157 or Rensselaer Educational Center at 518-273-2264

(11th grade students interested in the Academy for Educational Careers and New Visions Programs will have a different enrollment process and Open House Night – check with your school counselor for more information)

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