• Our Mission - Apex Education and History

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

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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. Learn more about the history of Apex Technical School, including photographs and facts about our founder, programs and locations.


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.


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


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


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


Apex celebrates its silver anniversary – 25 years!


Apex introduced the Auto Body Repair Program in September.


The Electrical and Advanced Electrical Program was introduced.


Apex celebrates its golden anniversary – 50 years!


Apex moves to Long Island City, Queens.

Classes are starting soon!  Call us at 212-645-3300 to learn more.