UEI College to open second campus in Arizona this summer in Mesa
MESA, Arizona., June 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Residents of the East Valley will have better access to post-secondary education opportunities with UEI College opening its second Arizona campus location in Mesa this summer. UEI College has been of service to the community in Phoenix since 2015. The new Mesa campus, located in the Fiesta Plaza at W. Southern Ave and S. Alma school road. (1420 W. Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202), is a 30,000 square foot facility that includes training labs for dental, medical, electricians, automotive and HVAC programs, as well as computer labs, lounges and a student resource center.
“We have been serving the Valley for six years with our Phoenix Campus. The economic impact of the pandemic has really demonstrated the need for additional access to career and vocational programs, ”said Kristen torres, vice-president of strategic development. “We are delighted to open our beautiful new East Valley location in Mesa. At the UEI College, we train essential workers. Many students who recently graduated from our Phoenix the campus turned to UEI College after job losses linked to the pandemic, allowing them to find new careers. “
“To expand our reach into the greatest Phoenix with this new location is a result of the growing need that local employers have for well-trained professionals in the fields of health, business and the skilled trades, ”said Fardad Fateri, president and CEO. “Since we started serving the Phoenix field in 2015, UEI College has helped change the lives of hundreds of successful graduates. We look forward to fulfilling our mission as a contributing member of the Mesa community, helping students achieve their education and career goals, and providing employers with the essential workers they need to meet today’s challenges.
The first cohort of students from the Mesa the campus will start on July 28, pending final approval from regulatory bodies and approvals. Originally known as the United Education Institute (UEI), the group of schools have evolved over the past four decades to expand their vocational training offerings. It was renamed UEI College in the 1990s and now operates 17 campuses in California, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. New Mesa The campus will serve approximately 500 students with room for growth and an expected expansion of offerings over the next few years.
“In our own way, we are contributing to the economic growth of the East Valley after the pandemic,” said Julia denniston, executive director of the UEI Mesa. “The UEI is creating around 50 new professional jobs with our new location which includes administrative staff, support staff and instructor positions. We have a number of positions open to fill for the new Mesa Campus. There are open positions at Phoenix campus as well, which has approximately 90 employees and continues to grow. “
The initial programs offered to the new Mesa The campus consists of an electrical technician, automotive technician, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technician. Day, evening and weekend classes are available to accommodate students who work full time while continuing their studies.
“The UEI is a viable option for students who aren’t able to put their lives on hold for four years and attend college,” Denniston said. “In as little as 10 months, you can acquire the skills you need to start a career. We offer hands-on training from instructors who have extensive experience in the industries they teach. Some programs include an internship with local employers, and UEI offers career services and placement resources.If you are an employer looking to hire skilled workers, we invite you to come visit the new campus and discuss your needs with us.
Like all other UEI College locations, the new Mesa the campus will accommodate students with modified operations that include comprehensive COVID-19 prevention protocols.
“The health, safety and well-being of our students and colleagues is the top priority. The UEI trains essential workers, especially in our healthcare programs, and students will see the types of precautionary protocols they can expect when they enter the workforce after they graduate ”, Denniston said.
About the UEI College
Founded in 1982, UEI College is an accredited, employee-owned institution that offers students post-secondary vocational training programs in high-demand sectors such as healthcare, skilled trades, business and criminal justice. Each of the hands-on training programs offered at UEI is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and training they need to be successful in their future. Students can train for entry-level careers and start building their futures in as little as 10 months on campus throughout Arizona, California, Nevada and Georgia. For more information visit www.uei.edu.
UEI College is part of the International Education Corporation (IEC) family of schools. To see a list of current employment opportunities at our schools, visit the IEC Careers site at bepartofagretteam.com.
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