D of Services A to Z


Discover Program
Supervisor, Community Based Instruction

The Discover program integrates classroom and pre-vocational instruction with on-the-job training. Students with individualized education plans, between the ages of 16 and 21 years old, are assessed for placement in group and/or individual employment settings within the community. Work experiences vary in length and intensity depending on student ability, past experience, and student/employer match. Trained evaluators assess students; contact employers to identify appropriate employment opportunities; coordinate on-the-job coaching; and support the classroom teacher. Employment-related travel training instruction is also provided to students prior to graduation.

The primary goal of this program is to prepare students for success in the workplace and for independent living.

Program Features:
  • Individual and group job coaching 
  • Vocational assessment 
  • Employment placement and support
  • Travel training instruction 
  • Job development
Discovery Education Streaming
        Melanie Coldiron
Teacher Center Manager

The Chester County Intermediate Unit coordinates Discovery Education Streaming services for Chester County public and non-public schools. Discovery Education Streaming is a video-on-demand service that includes 5,000 full-length educational titles divided into 41,000 clips. Teachers can use the full-length videos or targeted clips to enhance their instruction. Many of the videos can be downloaded directly to a computer, while ALL videos can be streamed directly from Discovery Education Streaming. Many of the Chester County public schools have a FREE membership to Discovery Education Streaming. For membership information, please contact Melanie Coldiron at the e-mail address or phone number listed above.

Document Imaging & Record Retention Services
Data Imaging Clerk

The Document Imaging & Record Retention department electronically maintains records for school districts, such as regular education (transcripts and mandated information), special education, personnel/payroll, migrant education records, etc. Documents are scanned and stored on a secure Web-based server and are accessed over the Internet.

Driver Education

The Driver Education program provides an online theory course and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction to high school students. It is recommended that students take the theory portion first so that they can learn about safe driving practices before starting behind-the-wheel training. The instructor can administer the driving test to students during their last lesson if they have completed the Theory Highway Safety course, have had their permit for at least six months, have completed 65 hours of driving practice and the CCIU has an agreement with the school district. The Driver Education program is offered during the school year and in the summer. Depending on the school district, the driving lessons can be scheduled during lunch, study hall, after school, evenings, and weekends. The CCIU Driver Education program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Duplication Services

Duplication services provide high-speed, black and white copying, color copying, and bindery services to CCIU programs and Chester County public and non-public schools.