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EDUCATION AND HISTORY

HISTORY OF APEX TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN NEW YORK

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

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.

1961

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.

1961

1964

1964

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

1964

1977

1977

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

1977

1978

1978

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

1978

1986

1986

Apex celebrates its silver anniversary – 25 years!

1986

2002

2002

Apex introduced the Auto Body Repair Program in September.

2002

2007

2007

The Electrical and Advanced Electrical Program was introduced.

2007

2011

2011

Apex celebrates its golden anniversary – 50 years!

2011

2012

2012

Apex moves to Long Island City, Queens.

2012

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