After carefully considering the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The General Society’s current classes at the Mechanics Institute are currently on “hold”until we are instructed otherwise by the State and/or City of New York.

Registration for the Fall 2020 Semester opens on Monday, July 13th, 2020. For more information, please contact

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • All applicants must be currently employed in the Construction and Building Industry.
  • Must have a minimum of two years experience in the Construction and Building Industry.
  • Must be a High School, GED, or College graduate.

Admissions Materials: 

Applicants must present the following items:

  • Letter from employer confirming employment in the Construction and Building Industry ( Letter must verify at least two years of experience).
  • Copy of high school diploma, GED, or college transcript.
  • Photo ID

How to Apply: 

  • Fill out an application. Applications are only available at the Mechanics Institute Office during open enrollment.
  • Submit the above Mechanics Institute admissions materials.

Additional Application Materials:

If you are applying to the Construction Project Management program, you must submit an essay. Details will be available during application pick-up only.

Applicants accepted to the Mechanics Institute must pay the required fees listed below:

  • $100 Registration Fee due every Semester
  • $75 Membership fee due every year

For more information, please email