Work Based Learning Program

Ms. Gross and Ms. Zagada, Coordinators


  • NYU ARISE 2019

    NYU ARISE Program for Summer 2019 is now accepting applications until March 3, 2019.  This opportunity is available for students completing the 10th and 11th grade by June 2019.  Click here for full details and how to apply! 

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  • Driver's Ed 2018-2019

    Driver's Ed is back for 2018-2019!  See the WBL Page of the Queens Tech website here for instructions on how to sign up:

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  • MTA NYC Transit Exams

    New MTA NYC Transit Exams for April 2018 are available on the newly added page on the QV Website:

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  • NY Explorers Program

    More opportunities for you to explore your career pathways for free and while in high school! Go to the WBL page or click here for more information: QTHS Work-Based Learning Page

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Now accepting ARISE 2019 applications on our new website!

The Center for K12 STEM Education at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is now accepting applications for our seventh cohort of NYC high school students to participate in Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering (ARISE).  ARISE is a free summer research program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.  Selected students will conduct authentic research while being mentored by a graduate student and/or faculty member in one of almost 30 active labs on the campus of NYU's School of Engineering or its College of Arts and Science, investigating a range of scientific, interdisciplinary questions in engineering, computer/data science and life sciences. In addition, ARISE students are taught public speaking skills, complete a presentation on their work, and learn about the history and ethics of science and research. Some of the previous 229 ARISE graduates have continued their research into the following school year, co-authored scientific papers, attended professional conferences, or entered science competitions based on their work. All have gained critical new academic and professional skills.
To learn about ARISE and apply for summer 2019, visit the program's website. There you will find important information about the application and selection process, important dates and deadlines, and information about participating researchers and their labs. 

Please forward this email directly to eligible students and interested adults or use the Facebook and Twitter icons below to share. The application deadline is March 3rd, 2019 at 11:59pm.  

We are looking for:

- New York City residents who are completing 10th or 11th grade in June 2019.
- STEM curious/passionate, academically engaged, motivated students.  Successful applicants do not need to be "the best students" or have the highest grades.
- Students who will attend the entire program, full time, from July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019.
- Responsible students who have demonstrated: an ability to make and fulfill commitments, timeliness and persistence.

Again, please visit the ARISE website at for complete details.  Learn more too from the Center's ARISE video and check out press coverage from last summer on News12 Brooklyn.


The ARISE Team
Center for K12 STEM Education 
NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Any questions about the application?  E-mail Ms. Zagada at 



NY Explorers Program

Click here for updated NY Explorers Events 

Details & sign up information are all available on the link 

*Updated 12/12/2018


Contact Ms. Zagada


Office Hours: Rm. 449

Periods 6-8 Monday-Thursday

Periods 6-10 Friday 

Driver's Ed 2018-2019

Driver's Ed is Back for 2018-2019!

 *This is open to Seniors ONLY

Do you want to get a NYS driver’s license and NOT have to pay for classes or the road test? You can!

What’s included in the Driver’s Ed Program:

  • ★ 10 Driver’s Ed class sessions
  • ★ 5 Hour Class
  • ★ Road Test will include vehicle
  • ★ The test will be scheduled and taken through the driving school provided

Check to see if you qualify. You must answer YES to all the questions below to qualify:

  • Are you a Senior (Class of 2019) who is on-track to graduate?
  • Do you have at least 90% Attendance? (Check Pupil Path or with Attendance Coordinator Rm. 153 – Ms. Martinez)
  • Do you have your NYS Learner’s Permit?
  • You DO NOT have a Dean’s record (i.e. suspensions)


  1. Be sure to have your NYS Learner’s Permit

    1. If you don’t have one yet, visit for details on how to get your permit.

  2. Take one (1) Referral Form outside room 449 – have it completed by a teacher or guidance counselor from Queens Technical HS

  3. Starting November 1st, bring the following to Ms. Zagada in Room 449 Periods 6-8:

    1. NYS Learner’s Permit

    2. Referral Form

Ms. Zagada's Office Hours

Room 449 

Monday-Thursday Pds. 6-8

Friday: Periods 6-10  




What do YOU want to see on the Queens Tech Work-Based Learning page?

How can Work-Based Learning work better for YOU as a student?

We would love to know! 

Submit your feedback and suggestions using this link: Work-Based Learning Suggestion/Feedback Form

NYC Transit Exams

MTA NYC Transit Exams

*Updated 4/13/2018

Work-Based Learning Pictures at Events!


Ms. Zagada

WBL Coordinator for C-Tech, CISCO Networking, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, & Pre-Engineering/Electronics 

Location: Rm. 449

Availability: Monday - Friday Periods 4, 6-8 


Voice: (718) 937-3010 ext. 4492 



Ms. Gross

WBL Coordinator for Business, Cosmetology, & Graphic Arts

Location: Rm. 411


Voice: (718) 937-3010 ext 4113