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, Construction Project Management, AutoCAD and BIM.

Mechanics Institute’s is now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester.  Please email with the program of your choice for an application packet.

Please note, all applicants must be currently employed in the Construction and Building Industry.