CCIU combats food insecurity during school closures

Recipients of the food deliveries sent a ‘thank you’ photo to CCIU staff. COATESVILLE — Food insecurity has been a major area of concern and anxiety for families across the nation since the mandatory shutdown of schools several weeks ago. To help combat those struggles, over 80 staff members from the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Head Start and food services programs have been...

TCHS students learn lessons about life, love and loss while caring for a retired K-9 dog

Yukon, a retired police K-9, getting some time outside at TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus. WEST GROVE – Throughout this school year, students in the Veterinary Science and Animal Science programs at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus have learned that not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some heroes use a set of wheels to get around, love to play and enjoys eating...

CCIU students help more than 800 needy Chesco families for holidays

TCHS Pickering volunteers help wrap gifts chosen by shoppers as part of Holiday Hope Chest 2019. DOWNINGTOWN — Students from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses and the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) brought an abundance of hope to Chester County families in need this year through the Holiday Hope Chest program. Holiday Hope...

CCIU celebrates 50 years of providing career & technical education in Chester County

Current and former students and staff from the Central Chester County Technical School, Northern Chester County Technical School, Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Brandywine Campus, Center for Arts & Technology (CAT) Pickering Campus, TCHS Brandywine Campus, TCHS Pickering Campus and TCHS Pennock’s Bridge Campus gathered at the Celebration of 50 years of providing career and technical...

CCIU tabs Fiore as new Executive Director

Dr. George Fiore The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors appointed Dr. George Fiore as its next executive director at a special Board meeting held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the CCIU Educational Service Center in Downingtown. “We are turning a new page, and going into a new era for the IU,” said CCIU Board President Bonnie Wolff. “I am looking forward to working...

More than 500 Chesco students participate in science research competition

Awards and prizes were awarded at the Chester County Science Research Competition Award Ceremony on Monday, March 19. Best of Show winners display their awards. Chester County’s future doctors, engineers, mathematicians and scientists took the stage on March 19 for the 2018 Chester County Science Research Competition Awards Ceremony. They were there to celebrate the work of the 561 young scientists...

CCIU celebrating ‘All Abilities’

Pictured here is the Owen J. Roberts Superintendent Dr. Susan Lloyd, Art Teacher Tom Sonnenberg, 2017 Winning Designer Kaylee Uba and CCIU Assistant Director of Student Services Dr. Anita Riccio. DOWNINGTOWN – More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the...

CCDC’s Rocker honored as School Nurse of the Year

Sandy Rocker, RN, MSN, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center, was chosen as the recipient of the School Nurse Excellence Award for the South East Region of Pennsylvania. DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) announced that Sandy Rocker, certified school nurse at the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) in Coatesville, was chosen as the recipient...

14 new LPNs graduate from CCIU program

On Thursday March 16, 2017, students in the full-time CCIU Practical Nursing Program, located in Downingtown, became the 120th class to graduate from this program.Row 1 left to right: Kendra Anderson, Larissa Wilkins (Salutatorian), Dylan Harding, Brandi Trego, Kayla Draper (Valedictorian), Rachael Dupree (Valedictorian).Row 2 left to right: Tedescha Short, Amanarys Santana Rivera, Destinee Merrick,...

CCIU partners with teachers on shoe contest

The 2016 winning designer, Hannah Williams from Coatesville Area School District 9-10 Center. DOWNINGTOWN — More than a quarter of a century has passed since March was established as Disability Awareness Month. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) is not only committed to supporting the accomplishments of the past, but also to shift the mindset to “all abilities” as opposed to “disabilities.” In...