Comcast Announces Graduation of Universal Education Center Class of 2023

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Comcast announced the graduation of Universal Education Center’s class of 2023, an alternative approach to traditional learning for high school students.

Universal Orlando Resort has partnered with Orange County Public Schools for the past 29 years to offer local high school students a School-to-Work program. The Universal Education Center (UEC) is located on the grounds of Universal Orlando, and students work part-time at the park in addition to attending classes.

Forty high school juniors and seniors are welcomed each year, with small class sizes allowing students to receive more individualized attention from their teachers.

“Our teachers genuinely care about each and every one of us and have been very involved in our high school careers,” said Abigail Mier, a 2023 graduate. “Each one of us has a different story and path to take but whatever journey it is, we’ll be connected by our time here at UEC.”

The program also pairs students with a Team Member from Universal’s management team, providing support with school and general advice.

“We are here to celebrate many wonderful things and a large part of that is the Mentor Program,” said Paloma Pineda, a 2023 graduate. “Mentors being able to help me on that personal level, I really owe them for helping me graduate because I never thought I would make it here.”

All 14 graduates elected to continue their careers as Team Members at Universal Orlando.