• Our Mission - Apex Education and History

    Offer quality hands-on training that provides you with marketable skills for employment after graduation.

History of Apex Technical School in New York

Since 1961, Apex Technical School has enjoyed a rich tradition of service to New Yorkers. Apex is licensed by the New York State Education Department.

The school’s founders were licensed marine, stationary and refrigeration engineers who were well known in union and trade association activities. They developed a trade school for the purposes of offering a hands-on quality education.

1961

In the summer of 1961, Apex offered its first courses in Refrigeration and Stationary Engineering. Soon thereafter Apex was selected to be the official training school for a specialized Apprentice Training Program for Stationary Engineers that was sponsored by both New York State and the U.S. Department of Labor Apprentice Training Committee.

1964

The first vocational courses in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning were introduced.

1977

In May, the first Automotive students were enrolled. Then, in October, the first welding courses began.

1978

Apex moves to 635 Avenue of the Americas on 19th Street in Manhattan.

1986

Apex celebrates its silver anniversary – 25 years!

2002

Apex introduced the Auto Body Repair Program in September.

2007

The Electrical and Advanced Electrical Program was introduced.

2011

Apex celebrates its golden anniversary – 50 years!

2012

Apex moves to Long Island City, Queens.

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