The GDS Institute, founded in 1993, is located along Long Beach Blvd in South Gate City. The mid-size private post-secondary and vocational school offers courses in areas such as Administrative Office Assistant, Environmental Technology and Solar Panel Installation. Class sizes are generally small and courses run Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Financial assistance, as well as job placement assistance is available, and there is plenty of free parking both on site and on the street. Tours of the campus can be obtained by calling the school directly or by completing the application process online.