Rep. Sappey and UPenn professor join Chester County Consortium for Mental Health

State Representative Christina Sappey (D-158)delivers remarks to the consortium participants. On February 10, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) hosted the fourth session of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Chester County Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development, featuring guest speakers State Representative Christina Sappey and UPenn Professor of Urban Education and...

CCIU, school districts team up to fight staff shortages

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) and its 12 partner school districts have teamed up for a countywide recruitment campaign to fill a variety of positions within their schools. As Pennsylvania faces a severe educational staffing shortage, the campaign aims to educate job seekers on the many roles available to them in education. In Chester County alone, over 600 open positions are waiting...

CCIU’s O’Neill receives Award of Achievement from the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

(Pictured from left to right): Scott Lucas of Horace Mann; Dr. George F. Fiore, President-elect of PASA and CCIU Executive Director; PASA Award of Achievement in Service to the Profession Recipient, Dr. Noreen O’Neill; and Dr. John Sanville, PASA President and Superintendent of Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Dr. Noreen O’Neill, director of Innovative Educational Services at the Chester...

CCIU wins award for communications

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) recently received national recognition for its communication efforts. The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) awarded the CCIU’s communication department with five awards for its work during the 2021-22 school year, including a Golden Achievement Award, and four Publications and Digital Media Awards. “We are honored to have received...

CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program ranked as one of the best in PA

The Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Practical Nursing Program (PNP) as one of the best nursing schools in Pennsylvania for the second year in a row. In 2022, data was collected from approximately 3,000 nursing schools and campuses nationwide. Of the schools surveyed, only 40% made the list, which included the CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program....

Students learn valuable career skills at CCIU’s Summer Career Academies

Student participates in hands-on exercise in the TCHS Brandywine cosmetology lab. The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Summer Career Academies (SCA) are unique from the typical kids’ summer camps. They are hands-on programs that allow students to explore careers that interest them in fun and exciting ways. Students have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art technology while learning...

Teen charged in threats against Coatesville HS

According to Caln Township Police, at approximately 7:00 a.m. on May 11, school officials learned of a circulating post on social media (Snapchat) that a shooting was to occur at the Coatesville Area High School. As a result, all students and staff were diverted to the Scott Middle School.  Additionally, the Chester County Intermediate Unit, which is directly adjacent to the school district campus,...

Wolf announces new funding for CCIU Training to Career Program

Gov. Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a job training program in Chester County that will help place individuals exiting the justice system with jobs in the manufacturing industry. “I’m proud we can support this re-entry program,” said Gov. Wolf. “This...

Commissioners, legislators meet with school officials to address student mental health

Dr. George F. Fiore, Executive Director of the CCIU, speaks to legislators and superintendents. Chester County’s school superintendents shared their concerns regarding the increased demand for mental health services for students with state and county elected officials at a special information session held at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on February 2, 2022.    Organized by Pennsylvania...

Students interview three former Chester County mayors

A screenshot from the three-part Q & A series with former Chester County mayors. (Left to right, Senator Carolyn Comitta, Commissioner Josh Maxwell, Leon Spencer, Abi Elanchezhiyan, Sophia Song, Wendy Barry and Kathy Gurnee) Each year, students from across the country have the opportunity to participate in Kids Voting USA, which teaches the importance of democracy, how elections work and the...