HMA’s Student Outreach & Apprenticeships

training day with HMA Paving & Contracting

At HMA Paving & Contracting, we’re proud to partner with organizations like Questar III, Merit Apprenticeship Alliance, NESCA, and Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce to provide educational opportunities and real on-the-job work experience to students, junior employees, and mentees. Here’s how these organizations can help our industry grow.


Questar III BOCES delivers more than 275 educational and administrative services to 23 school districts in Rensselaer, Columbia, and Greene counties. Questar III provides hands-on learning from pre-kindergarten to adult learning.

HMA Paving & Contracting is proud to mentor these students and happy to help educate and allow hands on experience in the field.

Merit Apprenticeship Alliance

The Alliance is a consortium of more than 115 open-shop (merit-shop or non-union) building, heavy and environmental contractors. Since 2007, they are the most reliable and experienced multi-employer apprenticeship program sponsor for open shop contractors employing carpenters, operators, laborers, ironworkers, and cement masons. They manage the programs and compliance and provide the best apprentices for employment with HMA Paving & Contracting. Together we promote careers in construction and expand business opportunities.

Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Inc. (NESCA)

Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Inc. (NESCA) is a non-profit trade association representing over 500 Northeastern New York subcontractors, specialty contractors and material and equipment suppliers. Founded in 1971, NESCA is a full-service organization committed to serving the needs of commercial, industrial, and institutional subcontractors, specialty contractors and material suppliers located in the Capital District, Hudson Valley, North Country and Binghamton areas.

NESCA was established for four basic purposes; to provide its members with information, education, advocacy, and networking opportunities within the construction industry. Their influence has helped shape the landscape for construction workers here in our area and beyond.

HMA Paving & Contracting has been proud to partner with Northeastern Subcontractors Association, Inc. on a variety of projects in the past to provide mentorship and training to aspiring construction professionals.

Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping both new and established members grow their businesses through professional development opportunities. Their training programs foster local talent by offering leadership development programs, continued education opportunities and economic development partnerships designed to serve specific target groups at all stages of the career path.

At HMA Paving & Contracting, we’re all about community and with partners like the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce we help develop our community every day.

HMA’s Student Outreach & Apprenticeships

It’s vital to us that the next generation of construction workers is well-equipped for success. Our team is proud to mentor students and young workers to give them the tools they need to thrive in our industry.

These future pros are essential to our work at HMA Paving & Contracting, as they contribute a fresh perspective and an unmatched enthusiasm for our projects and our industry. We know that they’ll go far!

Contact HMA Paving & Contracting Today

HMA Paving & Contracting is happy to answer any questions you may have about our collaborations and mentorships. Fill out our form or call (518) 664-1014 to get in touch today!

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