WEST CHESTER (October 21, 2019) – The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) recently marked the 50th Anniversary of its Career, Technical and Customized Education (CTCE) Division, state Senator Andy Dinniman recently said.

“Thanks to the Intermediate Unit, Chester County is a leader in offering a diverse array of career, technical, vocational, and customized education and job training programs to our students and young people,” Dinniman, who serves as the minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, said.

The CTCE Division provides a network of leaders in the areas of secondary career and technical education programs. CTCE’s curriculum includes dozens of routes for study, ranging from Automotive Collision Technology to Carpentry to Robotics Systems Technology. More information on their curriculum can be found here.

“As we strive to build a 21st-century workforce and prepare the next generation to be competitive in the new economy, it is vital that we continue to support job-oriented programs that offer a hands-on approach and meet the needs of in-demand ‘middle-skills’ careers,” Dinniman said.

The CTCE Division’s programs include the Chester County Technical College High School Brandywine, Pennock’s Bridge and Pickering Campuses, adult education and the Chester County Carl D. Perkins Consortium Plan. It also oversees the Practical Nursing Program for adult students.

The CCIU currently provides services to 12 school districts in Chester County, comprising nearly 86,000 public and non-public students, and 6,000 educators.