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CCIU Hosts Job Fair for Practical Nursing Students

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) hosted its annual Practical Nursing Program (PNP) spring job fair on May 6 at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus.
PNP is a postsecondary program focused on preparing students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Through the annual job fair, PNP students are provided with opportunities to connect with potential employers and college-level educators to further explore their next-step options.
“The annual job fair is a collaborative partnership between the CCIU Practical Nursing Program and our industry partners that provides not only future job opportunities for our graduates, but also helps improve the healthcare nursing shortage,” said Beth Ann Puckett, the director of PNP.
With over 25 employers and institutions and 65 students in attendance, PNP students experienced one-on-one conversations about their future aspirations, as well as the tools available to guide them. The job fair provided these students with information regarding application processes, interview opportunities, and potential scholarships.
Leading up to the event, several students shared the goal of speaking with a few of the universities in attendance in hopes of furthering their education as a registered nurse.
When asked about her experience at the PNP Job Fair, Jana, a second level PNP student, stated, "I was excited to attend today’s job fair to look for schools that will help further my education. I had great conversations with representatives from Immaculata about their LPN and BSN programs."
With a focus of preparing and educating students interested in nursing, CCIU’s PNP program continues to provide an array of resources to aspiring LPNs. For more information regarding the CCIU PNP or on becoming an LPN, visit
Photo Caption 1: A group of PNP students discussing potential future opportunities with the job fair representative from Immaculata University.