Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education (GITE) is a public-private joint venture providing state-of-the-art technical education and training. The Gudelsky Institute is named for the noted philanthropist and area developer Homer S. Gudelsky. GITE was funded through a leadership contribution from the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation with additional private contributions from area businesses, individuals and foundations. The Montgomery County Government matched the contributions dollar for dollar. GITE is a facility offering instructional programs in four primary areas: Automotive Technology, Building and Construction Technology, Computer Publishing/Printing and Workforce Technologies.
The Gudelsky Institute programs are a direct result of ongoing partnerships with local business and industry to identify and respond to the technical training needs of our community. The 55,000 square foot GITE facility houses instructional laboratories, classrooms, a conference center and faculty offices. The newest instructional laboratory at GITE is the Montgomery College Digital Fabrication Lab. The Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that offers the community access to the latest technologies in digital fabrication.
The Gudelsky Institute offers both credit and non-credit courses. Many of the courses offered at GITE are co-listed: credit courses that are also available through Montgomery College's non-credit Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) program. Students pursuing a degree or certificate can register for credit. Students interested in enhancing their current skills or gaining personal knowledge can register non-credit.
GITE courses are taught via classroom instruction with practical, hands-on lab training. Options include both long-term and short-term training. On-site and off-site customized contract training is available. Apprenticeship training is also available. Program delivery options include short-term courses and workshops, certification preparation, customized contract training, semester-long courses, certificate programs, continuing education courses and associate of applied science programs. Programs run day and evening, weekdays and weekends, year-round.
For more in-depth course information or to design a training program specific to your needs, click on the appropriate program, then contact the individual Program Director by email or phone. Students considering entering or advancing in technical careers are encouraged to learn more about the Homer S. Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education and its instructional programs by contacting the Gudelsky Institute at (240) 567-7905.