Career and Technical Education

Questar III’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students in 11th and 12th grades with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.

In this rapidly evolving technical age, our students need to leave school prepared to be successful in further education and to compete for the jobs of tomorrow.  This means not only equipping students with the right skills and abilities, but also fostering creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and team work skills.  CTE half-day programs are a great way for students to prepare for the future.

Foundational to all CTE program are rigorous program standards and content standards that offer high school students the opportunity to learn career skills while earning a Regents diploma.  CTE programs provide students the opportunity to explore a career interest and develop specialized skills through hands-on learning and integrated academics.  Students are actively engaged in obtaining the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to succeed in college and the workplace. View our full program brochure.

Fact Sheet: CTE by the numbers


Enrolling In A Program

Prospective students must apply for a CTE or Career Studies program through their home school counseling office. Interested students are encouraged to visit our programs and work with their home school counselor to complete an interest form to submit their application. Check out here for more information on how to enroll in a Career Tech or Career Studies program.


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9th – 12th Grade High School Program


Students can also take select classes at Capital Region BOCES. Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselors for the latest information on open houses and enrollment.


Business Partnerships

Questar III partners with various employers, colleges, labor unions, government and human service providers to prepare a 21st-century workforce. Learn more…

Contact Information

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director of CTE

Rensselaer Educational Center

Columbia- Greene Educational Center

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