Berk Trade and Business School, with a facility conveniently
accessible to students throughout the greater New York area,
was founded in 1940 by its former owner, Irving Berk.
During the first years of its establishment, the School’s
primary offering was instruction in the Building Trades,
most notably in the field of Plumbing. These offerings were
later expanded to include the Electrical and Automotive
Berk Trade and Business School has been a pioneer in supplying
students with superior knowledge of the building trades
as well as providing the industry with qualified helpers
since its founding in 1940.
The school was established in response to the emerging
needs of the trade industry and the need for trained individuals
who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be trained
without the aid of organized unions. Berk Trade and Business School is a national model for urban building trade education.
ACCREDITATION AND LICENSING
Berk Trade and Business School is accredited by the
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of
Technology. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools
and Colleges of Technology is an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
The school is authorized by the State Education Department
to confer Diplomas. Its curricula are also registered by
the New York State Education Department.
Berk Trade and Business School does not discriminate in
any way on the basis of age, color, national origin, disability,
religion, or gender in its admissions policy, activity programs,
educational offerings or hiring procedures, and has trained
thousands of students from New York State, other states,
and many foreign countries.
Berk Trade and Business School believes that quality
education in trade and business skills along with an awareness
of self worth is essential for success. The faculty and
staff are dedicated to providing all students with an educational
experience that encourage a high degree of competence in
trade activities. The career training provide at Berk Trade
School is designed to help various ethnic groups
enter the job market in a reasonably short period of time.
The Primary Educational Mission at Berk Trade and Business School is to create an atmosphere that permits the individual
student to achieve goals. The faculty and staff accept the
responsibility to offer an education that may enable each
student to reach his/her potential in business career skills.
The mission is accomplished by offering:
1. Small classes
2. An effective classroom experience
3. Individual student advertisement
4. An effective career advising and placement program.
To provide skills, training, good work habits,
and placement assistance in a competitive industry, in order
to enable students to become gainfully employed and productive
members of society.