The new UEI College campus in Mesa, Arizona opened last summer, but due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19 at the time, campus leaders decided it would be best to wait to hold a grand opening event. On February 19, the time was right and UEI held a community celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event featured tours of the 30,000 square-foot facility, games and activities for kids, live music from a local band, and Dan Tellez, an Instructor in the Automotive Technician program, organized a car show in the campus parking lot.
“The economic impact of the pandemic really demonstrated the need for additional access to career and vocational training programs in the East Valley and we were thrilled to finally celebrate the arrival of UEI College in Mesa with this community event,” said Julia Denniston, Mesa Campus President.
The highlight of the event was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mesa Mayor John Giles and representatives from the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
“This school is exactly what our community has been looking for, so thank you so much UEI for being here and addressing the needs of our city,” Mayor Giles said. “We are anxious to partner with you in every way that we can so that you can be successful and help elevate our community.”
“It was a very special day for UEI College and the Mesa community,” Julia said. “I want to thank all of the staff who worked so hard to make it all happen.”