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News2023-08-16T17:21:12-04:00

Spring Career Fair Wednesday, May 8

Mark your calendars, because this Wednesday, May 8th is our Spring Career Fair! Taking place at TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy from 10am to 11:30am, our Career Fair will give Massage Therapy, Cosmetology, Esthetician, and Nail Tech students the opportunity to meet face to face with employers in your field! Some of the guest employers include: A Compassionate Hart Massage Therapy Alline Salon Group American Salon Group Coventina Day and Med Spa [...]

Upcoming Event: Myofascial Release Massage

Myofascial Release Massage: Upper Body Continuing Education Workshop at Great Lakes Institute of Technology July 19, 20, 21st - $420 In conjunction with Howard Rontal We know that the body holds tension and repressed emotion. Many of us, however, do not know what specific tissues are responsible for this occurrence. In this workshop you will learn to identify, manipulate, and release myofascial tissue that holds chronic, painful, and exhausting stress [...]

Upcoming Event: Cranial Sacral Level 1

A Continuing Education Event Hosted by our Massage Therapy Clinic Cranial Sacral Level 1: Assessment of Central Nervous System and Fascia for Full Body Treatment Protocol Discover how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) works with the body’s natural rhythms to assist with a variety of conditions. CST is unique – it helps identify the source and facilitates healing, leading to optimum health and vitality. Presented by the Upledger Institute in partnership with Great Lakes Institute [...]

SPRING OPEN HOUSE Wednesday March 20th

Great Lakes Institute of Technology will host an Open House on Wednesday, March 20th from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Prospective students, current students, family and friends as well as members of the general public are encouraged to attend.  Guests can tour the school’s modern facilities and learn about each of Great Lakes’ six departments, including Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, and Veterinary Assisting. [...]

WELCOME! Sean Kuhn Named as New CEO of Great Lakes Institute of Technology and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy

Erie, Pa., (January 24, 2024) – Sean Kuhn has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Great Lakes Institute of Technology and TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy of Erie. With 30 years of experience in the higher education industry, Kuhn will now oversee the operations of two of the region’s best-known and longest-running vocational schools. Kuhn most recently served as the Campus President for two Fortis College campuses in [...]

Upcoming Event: CranioSacral Therapy for the Practitioner

Discover how CranioSacral Therapy (CST) works with the body’s natural rhythms to assist with a variety of conditions. CST is unique – it helps identify the source and facilitates healing, leading to optimum health and vitality. 1.5 hour Complimentory Zoom CranioSacral Therapy Overview Presented by the Upledger Institute in partnership with Great Lakes Institute of Technology. Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. Register in advance for this meeting. The CranioSacral system influences: [...]

Upcoming Event: Kinesiology Taping – The Cardinal Rules

Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ​Kinesiology Taping: The Cardinal Rules will explain what Kinesiology taping is and who came up with it. You will also learn why you would tape your clients, the benefits and contraindication of K-Taping. Who should receive this treatment and when to apply the tape, also how to explain to your client why they cannot not receive this service. You will [...]

Upcoming Event: The Polarity Connection

Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. to Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. This is an experiential introduction to the role of Polarity Therapy in clinical massage practice. Massage therapists will learn how to develop a more wholistic perspective, increase therapeutic effectiveness with less effort, and offer a uniquely powerful, hands-on session to clients. We will also discuss the history of energy medicine as it pertains to modern bodywork. Non-professionals can [...]

Upcoming Massage Therapy Continuing Education Schedule

Intro to Cupping (8CEs) Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 from 9am to 6pm Location: Great Lakes Institute, 5100 Peach Street, Erie, PA ​$199 per person - Register online at Enlighten Continuing Education (Great Lakes Institute of Technology) (square.site) This Intro to Cupping class will teach you how to get started using cups with your clients and to release the tension and knots in a noninvasive way. This class will give you [...]

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