About Us

School History

Berk Trade and Business School, with a facility conveniently accessible to students throughout the greater New York area, was founded in 1940 by Irving Berk. The School was established in response to the emerging needs of the trade industry for skilledĀ individuals who otherwise would not have the opportunity to be trained without the aid of organized unions.
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 and later expanded to include the Electrical trades.
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 tradesmen.

berkaboutAccreditation and Licensing

Berk Trade and Business School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. DepartmentĀ of Education. Its curricula are registered by the New York State Education Department, authorizing the School to confer a Certificate of Completion to program graduates.
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.

Download: Academic Catalogue 2016 – 2018