Letter from Principal Marlon Bynum

Principal, Marlon Bynum
Principal, Marlon Bynum

With a sustained period of success advancing the educational goals of Black and Latino students, Transit Tech has been the desired choice for thousands of students and parents.  In addition, our staff provides the rigorous environment to develop and nurture 21st century skills, which have established Transit Tech as one of the most successful Career and Technical Education schools in New York City.

Transit Tech provides students with a comprehensive education that is rich with technical and academic knowledge that enables our students to gain immediate trade employment and motivates our students to pursue pathways to college and professional careers.  In addition to offering specialized majors ending with internationally recognized certification from the New York State Department of Education, Transit Tech offers four years of math and science, which provides the necessary core to enhance trade skills development and encourage students to advance their education to be successful in universities and professional careers. Moreover, Transit Tech prepares students to be able to adapt and be ready to accept their place as successful members of the global economic community.

Transit Tech is a dynamic institution that seeks to place our students in the best position to monitor employment trends and gain access to newly developing fields by constantly assessing the sustainability of existing programs, acquiring resources and seeking opportunities to develop new viable programs.  Furthermore, we are very proud of the success of our longstanding relationship with the Metropolitan Transit Authority.  At Transit Tech, we understand the importance of flexibility and adapting to the rapidly moving technological shifts that are making once thriving technical trades obsolete, but we also ground our students in a rigorous core curriculum that creates a variety of options.

There have been significant changes at Transit Tech since the school emerged in the 1920s and had its first graduating class in the building in 1944.  World War II no longer dominates the nation’s affairs, but military actions globally are frequent and fears about the state of the economy are still ever present.  Here at Transit Tech, our instruction has evolved to implement a problem-based approach with serious application of learned concepts. In addition, culminating projects are infused throughout our educational programs to ensure mastery of the subjects.  The students immediately understand that a significant part of learning is actually doing.  We are constantly seeking and arranging internships and employment opportunities for our students.   Lastly, we look forward to you conducting a thorough search for the best educational setting for your child and considering Transit Tech as that best possible option.

Marlon Bynum