New York, NY – September 14, 2023 – Apex Technical School has officially opened its newest state-of-the-art facility located at 11-05 44th Drive in the heart of the burgeoning Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, New York. Apex moved into the new facility in order to meet the growing demand for their high-quality education in construction trades to individuals from throughout New York City and beyond.
Apex’s new facility offers 900-hour hands on training in high demand trades programs that lead to sustainable jobs in automotive, welding, HVAC, construction, and plumbing. The new location is centrally located with easy access to public transportation for its students. The new campus will serve 600 students a year on average.
“We are thrilled to be in our new home base, and to continue offering our instruction programs in the trades from Long Island City,” said Steve Markowitz, President of Apex Technical School. “Apex’s commitment to providing top-notch technical training is unwavering, and our new building will enable us to continue providing students with hands-on experience in shop settings—a critical element of a technical trade education. We thank everyone who worked with us to reach this milestone.”
“Our mission across all of Fedcap is to create opportunities and remove barriers to economic well-being for people from all walks of life. We are so proud to have Apex Technical School as part of The Fedcap Group, providing education that positions people for jobs in the trades,” said Christine McMahon, President and CEO of The Fedcap Group. “With their expansion into our Midtown-based training facility, and this new location in Queens, the school continues its rich tradition of service to individuals who gain trade and labor skills to secure entry-level positions in field work.”
Apex Technical School has been educating students in the trades in Queens since 2012. In addition to Queens, Apex has recently moved their highly successful electrical program to Midtown Manhattan. In addition, the Apex Clean Energy Division has helped launch a solar installation training program in Boston with more locations in the pipeline.
About Apex Technical School
Since 1961, Apex Technical School has enjoyed a rich tradition of service to New Yorkers who know us well for our adult vocational technical school which offers training in skilled trades. Our hands-on training courses give individuals the basic trade and labor skills needed to secure an entry-level position in the field. Located in Long Island City in Queens, Apex offers 900-hour certificate courses in high demand areas such as: air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive service, welding technology, electrical and advanced electrical, plumbing and construction. All of Apex’s trade programs offer hands-on training in as little as 7 months. Apex is licensed by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Apex Technical School is a nonprofit organization and a member of The Fedcap Group, an international nonprofit, dedicated to creating opportunities for people with barriers to economic well-being.
About The Fedcap Group
For 87 years, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative, and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. Serving 340,000 people this past fiscal year, The Fedcap Group provides educational services to every age group, vocational training and job attainment in high-growth industries, as well as support services such as behavioral health services—all targeted to helping people achieve long-term self-sufficiency. The Fedcap Group also invests its time and resources in broader system change—working in partnership with federal, state, and local government to improve the way services are designed, funded, and delivered.
Susan Walsh, 212-727-4200, (SWalsh@fedcap.org)
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