CCIU celebrates academic excellence and student achievement

Dr. Fiore welcomes students and families to the 2021-22 CCIU Champions Banquet. On Thursday, May 12, students gathered for the champions banquet at Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, PA, to celebrate an array of amazing accomplishments from the 2021-22 school year. The banquet began with opening remarks from special events coordinators Jay Della Ragione and Kathy Gurnee. CCIU Executive Director,...

CCIU’s Holiday Hope Chest helps more 550 Chester County families

Holiday Hope Chest items that were available at TCHS Brandywine for Chester County families in need. DOWNINGTOWN — The holidays were a little brighter for Chester County families thanks to the students and staff from all three Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses, the Child and Career Development Center (CCDC) and the Holiday Hope Chest program. The...

TCHS teacher honored with Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award

Laura McGinley, Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award winner. PHOENIXVILLE — Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Special Education Teacher Laura McGinley was recently recognized with the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award, a special program within the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) that honors educators worldwide. McGinley was nominated for her outstanding...

Students, staff and the community support TCHS at 8th Annual Car and Craft Show

1929 Ford Model T that won first place in the Best in Show category, owned by Tony Yerger. PHOENIXVILLE — Beautiful and unique classic, antique and custom cars were on display for students, staff and the community on Saturday, October 2 during the 8th Annual Car and Craft Show that was held at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus. The event also offered a craft fair, vendors,...

Jakatt named CCIU’s Heart of Learning Award finalist

Jessica Jakatt COATESVILLE — Traditionally, when we think of heroes, those that come to mind fly around in capes, defeat supervillains and save entire cities from destruction. These comic book heroes are fun and inspiring, but as our current situation has undoubtedly shown, the real-life heroes of today are the ones putting on medical scrubs, working at the grocery store and teaching our children...

CCIU hires Gerhard as Asst. Ex. Director

Dr. Steve Gerhard DOWNINGTOWN — The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) Board of Directors appointed Dr. Steve Gerhard as its assistant executive director at a virtual Board meeting held on Wednesday. “We are extremely excited for Dr. Gerhard to join our team at the IU,” said CCIU Executive Director, Dr. George F. Fiore. “Dr. Gerhard’s proven leadership and extensive experience in supporting...

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 working...

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 treats....

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 education...