Filling the skilled trades shortage.
The Questar III Youth Apprenticeship Program provides an innovative disruption to our region’s skilled trades shortage in various trades.
Making the Grade
The Questar III Youth Apprenticeship Program links students with local, high-wage, high-demand, high-skill careers through Matching Day events, job shadowing, paid internships and college courses. We partner with local employers, providing students the opportunity to complete over 200 hours of on-the-job training in their respective trade. Youth Apprenticeship Program students satisfy New York state high school diploma requirements while enrolled in the program.
Chris DiStefano, the Chief Operating Officer for Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Contractors, recently spoke about how partnering with Questar III’s Youth Apprenticeship Program offers students a great work experience that can lead to full-time, well-paying jobs after graduation. Harrison & Burrowes is among the 16 companies that employed Questar III students this past summer.
Registration Accepted: Fall of Junior year
Job Shadows Begin: February of Junior year
Matching Days: May of Junior year
Paid Co-ops Begin: Summer between Junior & Senior year
Signing Days: May of Senior year
Program Completion: June of Senior year
Uncovering high-paying, challenging career paths.
Our apprenticeships provide industry experience and training in well compensated, intricate trades that increase confidence and allow for a highly sought-after lifestyle.
Building the rising generation’s workforce.
Our program teaches future generations the prolific skills necessary to ensure an innovative, leading workforce in your industry.