Postsecondary classes form at Global Tech InstituteWritten by Sarah Ottney | Managing Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
A new option for postsecondary education recently opened in Toledo.
Global Tech Institute, located at 4346 Secor Road, offers five majors focusing on job skills in business technologies. Accounting, business management, computer science and hospitality management are one-year diploma programs. Office administration is a nine-month certification.
Small class sizes, low tuition and a family-like atmosphere set Global Tech apart from other schools, said Director of Admissions Persilla Zervos.
“There are a lot of choices out there, but the small classes and the extra attention they get here sets us apart,” Zervos said. “Because the classes are small, it’s like having your own private teacher. And tuition is very reasonable. Students are not finishing the program and having this heavy debt on their shoulders.
“We’re here to make sure our students succeed, not only with the courses but as people,” Zervos said. “It’s a very warm environment for students. Right before they graduate, they go through mock interviews and we show them how to dress, how to put their best foot forward, so they can get the job they want.”
Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. So far, the school has attracted more nontraditional students than recent graduates, Zervos said.
“We thought we’d have more recent high school graduates, but it’s people in the business community who either want to upscale their skills or want to go into another field completely, so it’s been interesting in that respect.”
The building is a renovated former nursery school, Zervos said.
“We completely redid the inside to make smaller classrooms, and added a student lounge, up-to-date computer lab, library and study area,” Zervos said. “It’s a big difference.”
The school operates on a quarter system, with spring, summer, fall and winter sessions. The first classes started in April with an official ribbon cutting and open house held July 2. The summer session started July 8. Classes are currently forming for fall and winter quarters.
Founded in 2012, the independently operated school features “a curriculum designed to foster creative problem-solving, effective communication and independent thinking,” according to a news release.
“[President Joseph Hosny] chose Toledo because he felt there was a lot of potential here in this city,” Zervos said. “He did investigate other cities in the U.S., but decided on Toledo. It’s a good place to raise a family and he really likes Toledo.”
Administrators have plans to expand the degree programs to include more computer certifications and potentially associate degrees in the future, Zervos said.
“We’re going to be expanding on all of our programs,” she said. “It’s a step-by-step process with the state.”
Zervos encouraged anyone thinking about continuing their education to learn more about Global Tech.
“Just call, come in, take a look at the school and see if we fit with your goals,” she said. “A lot of people talk about it, but have difficulty acting on it. In this day and age, with our economy, you have to act on it.”
Prospective students must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Those interested can call (567) 377-7010 or email email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.globaltechinstitute.com.