• 2019-2020 Career Ready Professional Learning opportunities and events.

    Bridging the gap between the classroom and career!

    The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) invites educators, administrators and those engaged in career readiness programming to join us for hands-on experiences, collaborative discussions and immersive events focused on preparing our children and students to be college and career ready. 

    To learn more or register for any of these opportunities, click on the event or workshop title below or contact Ashley Ford


  • Establish a Vision

  • Chester County Career Ready Alliance

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Chester County Economic Development Council
    737 Constitution Drive
    Exton, PA

    By invitation only
    Organized by The Office of the Commissioner
    Invitation from Kathi Cozzone, Chester County Commissioner

    The Chester County Career Ready Alliance will focus on transforming the student experience to provide rigorous academics, technical skills, and real-world experiences for all students, regardless of background, so that each student graduates ready for a career, college, and life. The Alliance will require the alignment of all systems, from classroom and district, to business and community.

    If you received an invitation, please RSVP to Elaine Jasper at ejasper@cceconomicdevelopment.com by December 3.

    Questions contact Demetriusr@cciu.org

  • Create Workforce and Classroom Connections

  • Career Readiness Bootcamp School to Workforce CEW Connections: A Cultural Shift

    November 15, 2019

    January 10, 2020

    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m 

    Join fellow educators in exploring and integrating the Career Education and Work (CEW) standards into classrooms. District teams of three or four educators will discover opportunities for Teacher in the Workplace activities, build business and industry connections and develop a plan to increase alignment between classrooms and the workforce.

    Stipends of $500-$1000 available to districts that attend a training before December 31, 2019.


  • Network with Business
    and Industry Leaders

  • STEM Immersion Excursion

    March 4, 2020

    May 15, 2020

    7:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    This professional learning activity offers educators a unique opportunity to visit and network with local business and industry leaders in crucial industries such as: information technology, pharmaceutical technology, advanced manufacturing and health care.

    Registration coming soon!

  • PA SMART & Teacher in the Workplace: Collaborative Grant Partnerships

    In-personal & Virtual Opportunities Available

    Collaborate with Chester County educators, workforce and other stakeholders to begin the grant writing process for PA SMART & Teacher in the Workplace. Design and develop programs that will best fit the needs of our students, schools, educators and communities.

    For any questions, contact Ashley Ford at AshleyF@cciu.org or 484-237-5472

    Dates are subject to change, check back often to see new opportunities!