Mechanics Institute Programs

In 1820, The General Society opened one of the City’s first free schools, as well as the Apprentices Library. The school, which became the Mechanics Institute 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 100 students enroll in the Mechanics Institute’s programs, including Electrical Technology,  Plumbing & Heating Systems and Construction Project Management.

Congratulations to the 

Mechanics Institute Class of 2023!

New student applications for the Fall 2023 semester are now available. Please email with your program of choice to receive an application packet. 

The application deadline is Friday, July 21st.