THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS & TRADESMEN
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
FOUNDED 1785
 
 
The Board of Governors of
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
and the School Committee extend their
 
Congratulations to the 
Mechanics Institute
Class of 2017
We are grateful to all of our supporters who help to make the programs of 
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen possible.
 
“We wish you, our Graduates, great success in all your endeavors. You join a long legacy of graduates going back to 1858.  As Mechanics Institute alumni we will continue to welcome you here at The General Society and hope that as you progress in your chosen profession, you will join with your fellow alumni in encouraging and supporting others toward this journey of accomplishment.”
Gerard Drohan, Jr.
General Society President 
 
“Nothing happens for you unless you’re willing to take a chance. I know you understand this. You took that chance. You decided. You chose this Mechanics Institute. You became an important link in an incredibly powerful chain that stretches back nearly 200 years. Think of it. Two-hundred years. This remarkable Institute. You chose it. And it chose you.
And you worked so hard. It is not easy to carry a day job, and a family, and still carve out time every night, week after week, year after year. And to never, ever give up. But you did it and I am so proud of you. Congratulations Class of 2017.
Dan Holohan
Mechanics Institute Chair
Heating Industry Authority and Author and Founder HeatingHelp.com
 
 

 
Photos by Dan Luhmann  
 
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
 
Kevin Brauer                                 Jonatan Perez
Andrew Bushay                             Christopher Postigo
Michael Cacace                             Nery Quevedo
Rares Constantin                          John Reilly
Luther Copeland                           Nino Rodriguez
Joseph Gallina                              Felix Rodriguez
Salvador Jimenez                         Eddy Ruiz
David Johnson                              Seve Sylvester  
Brad Noel-Baptiste                       Stefanos Tsevdos
 
HVAC SYSTEMS DESIGN
Patryk Bieniasz                            Angel Ovalles
Frank Montagna                          Michael Paule
 
PLUMBING DESIGN
 
Brawn Abdelmaseih                     Vania Lopes
Beverly Adjokatcher                     Mateusz Natorff
Artur Grishaj                                 Daniel Zic
 
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 
Abidemi Amoo                              Joel Oco
Abiodun Atolagbe                         Evangeline Oco        
Dominik Brodzinski                     Sheikh Peters             
Mohamed Camara                        Joseph Piazza
Natalia Cobos                                Luis Rivas
Branko Djuretic                            Joao Spencer- Robalo
Lucas Gonzalez                             Daniel Sugrue
Evelyn Gentile                               Anthony Surace
Raul Heath                                     Kashif Walker
Pawel Hrynko                                LaTesha White-Anderson 
Ediberto Jimenez                         Mario Zavalo
Beatrice N. Kaire
 
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & DESIGN
 
Caridad Castro
 
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
 
Denise Vega
 
About The Mechanics Institute
 
The Mechanics Institute, an educational program of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, established in 1858, continues to provide tuition-free evening instruction in trades-related education and provides a critical service to improve job opportunities for New Yorkers in the building and construction industry. Without a tuition-free education, many of our students would be unable to get the technical education needed to advance in today’s environment. Each fall, over 300 students enroll in the Mechanics Institute’s programs including Electrical Technology, HVAC/R Systems Design, Plumbing Design and Construction Project Management and AutoCAD and BIM.