Choffin Career & Technical Center

Our Goals:
I will graduate on time
I will earn industry credentials
I will be career & college ready

Operating as usual

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 11/06/2023

Today, our senior cosmetology students embarked on the first of two classes to earn their lash extensions certification. We're excited to have Christian Cylar, owner of "Lashin' Out Ju**ie" right here in Youngstown, as our local lash instructor. This certification will expand their beauty industry expertise, offering more services and opportunities as lash extensions continue to be in high demand. 💅🏻✨

11/03/2023

Check out what our Culinary Arts scholars have been up to ⬇️🥬

We planted our first lettuce and basil seeds for our hydroponic garden. Once we have seedlings we will be able to harvest in 4 weeks and use the lettuce in our cafe, Culinary Creations!

11/03/2023

Please mark your calendars! There will be an Early Release Day for scholars on Friday, November 10, for the end of the first nine weeks. Scholars will leave school two hours early this day.

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from our Choffin HS Dental Assisting and Radiography program in the YOUMed Academy! 🦷 🪥 🏥

10/27/2023
10/24/2023

Just a reminder—The original calendar has Wednesday as a PD day, however, with the revised calendar, October 25th is no longer a Professional Development Day, and there is school. Thanks for sharing!

10/21/2023
10/06/2023

Please mark your calendar. There will be NO SCHOOL for YCSD scholars on Friday, October 13, for NEOEA Day. Thanks for sharing!

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 10/06/2023

recognized Ohio Nonviolence Week with a presentation and by chalking the Choffin walk with artwork and displays of nonviolence and peace.

On July 11, 2013, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill Number 38 creating Nonviolence Week in Ohio. The 2023 Ohio Nonviolence Week is October 1st through 7th.

“It’s more than just a week of events. It’s a way of living.”💜

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 10/05/2023

Today is !🍎Initially launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994, this day recognizes the significant impact teachers have on the world's youth. Today we are extra thankful for our teachers dedication and care for our scholars.💙💚

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 10/04/2023

It’s been a busy week in the Culinary Arts lab❗️Junior scholars got to work in the kitchen for the first time and made sugar cookies while senior scholars made soufflés, gelato and creme brûlée as part of their lesson on eggs and dairy. 🥚🥛🍪

10/02/2023

Happy to our YCSD custodians and cleaning crews! Every member of our team helps to support scholar success and academic achievement. We appreciate the custodial teams that keep our classrooms and learning environments clean and safe.

10/02/2023

Check out this alumni spotlight ✨⬇️

✔ WorkAdvance success alert!

Savana is employed at Trivium Packaging in Youngstown and has a very inspirational story. She graduated from Choffin Career & Technical Center and went through the high school WorkAdvance bootcamp back in the spring.

Savana is highly motivated, making a big impression at the company and has established a well-paying career right out of high school! We talked with her about her bootcamp experience and how her job is laying a solid foundation for the future.

The full story...coming soon! 🙌

Youngstown school board notes achievement gains 09/28/2023

At this week's board meeting, our director, Dr. Saville, presented on our most recent report card. Thank you The Vindicator for covering our most recent achievements.

Youngstown school board notes achievement gains YOUNGSTOWN — After the dark cloud of a three-week teachers strike has passed, the Youngstown City School District welcomed a bit of positive news about forward steps officials say it is making. That came in the form of progress based on some results in the state report card, released Sept. 14, for...

09/22/2023

Today we ended a great first week of school celebrating our junior and senior scholars with a cookout. It was the perfect way to kick-off the year and give our scholars an opportunity to get to know each other outside of their labs. ☀️🍔🎶

09/22/2023

Please note that September 27 is no longer a professional development day. Scholars will have school. An updated calendar will be shared with families soon. Thanks for sharing!

09/18/2023

We had a great day welcoming our new junior and returning senior scholars to ❕

This school year, Choffin has seen record-breaking enrollment growth as the junior class boasts 214 scholars, a significant increase from 178 last year and only 124 during the 2021-2022 school year. Furthermore, Career-Based Intervention (CBI) has brought in an additional 80-90 scholars.

We are excited for all that we have planned for the school year ahead! ✨

09/17/2023

If your scholar receives transportation through the district, please see the post below.🚍⬇️

If your scholar receives transportation, please check their updated busing information on the E-link parent portal or Progress Book. Routes may have been changed and adjusted, and pick-up times may differ from a month ago. Visit the transportation department web page for more information at https://www.ycsd.org/o/ycsd/page/transportation. Thanks for sharing!

09/16/2023

❗️Important Announcement❗️

We are excited to welcome our scholars and teachers back to the classroom on Monday, September 18. Additional information will be forthcoming from the district.

09/15/2023

We are to share our most recent report card rating from the Ohio Department of Education❕

earned an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars, which exceeds state standards, making Choffin a great place for career tech ed for our Youngstown City SD and partner school scholars.

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With a stellar 100.5% certification achievement rate, we earned a perfect 5 stars in the Career & Post-Secondary Readiness component.

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With a remarkable 85.7% WebXam Achievement/Pathway passage rate, we earned 4 stars.

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Our commitment to scholar success is further evident by our graduation rate, which stands at 90.6%, earning us 4 stars.

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Post-program placement remains exceptional, with scholars finding employment, enrolling in post-secondary education, enlisting or pursuing entrepreneurial goals, earning us 4 stars.

Read more about our report card data here: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/ctpd/200064

08/23/2023

Please read the announcement below for information about the start of school. ⬇️

As the YEA union has gone on strike, the first day of the 2023-2024 school year has been postponed. Youngstown Schools will begin the school year with remote online learning. Remote online learning will begin on Friday, August 25, 2023. We fully understand that starting the school year online is not what any of us expected. To ensure safety, the District’s buildings will be closed to scholars and community members during the strike, with the exception of our “grab-and-go meal sites” and the accompanying technology distribution centers.

Meals for scholars will be available to pick up from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily at Chaney Middle School, East Middle School, Harding Elementary School, and Wilson Alternative School. One bag will be provided containing breakfast and lunch per YCSD student. Enrolled students and families who need loaned technology to learn from home or remotely can pick up a Chromebook at the student’s school on Wednesday, August 23, and Thursday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The District has many capable full-time substitutes who have been supplied with the curriculum, which has already been prepared, so that students may smoothly enter into the online learning experience. In addition to our substitutes, the District’s own administrators and those teachers who choose not to strike may provide online instruction to their students.

Following the announcement of a strike by the YEA union, Youngstown Schools remains committed to working to achieve an agreement on a new contract. More information about the Districts’ plans to continue delivering online instruction, meals and similar supports, including resources to keep our scholars on track and our families supported in the event of a work stoppage, can be found online at https://www.ycsd.org/page/temporary-remote-learning. The District will continually update this page to keep families informed of the progress and delivery of instruction during the teacher strike.

08/22/2023

Dear Families—On August 21, the Youngstown Education Association voted to strike. Youngstown City Schools will release a communications plan for the first day of school later today that will likely include remote learning. We know there are many questions and concerns about navigating this situation, as school is set to begin tomorrow. We sincerely appreciate your patience. Rest assured that the district will be transparent and update you about the strike. Thank you, YCSD Family, for your support and entrusting us with your scholar’s education.

Nick Santucci stops by Choffin Career & Technical Center for open house 08/22/2023

Thank you to State Representative Nick Santucci for stopping by to tour and offering support to further enhance career tech education for our Youngstown City SD scholars. 💫

Nick Santucci stops by Choffin Career & Technical Center for open house Santucci says the state budget plans to fund millions of dollars into career and technical facilities like Choffin.

08/21/2023

❗️TODAY❗️

Attention NEW junior scholars❗️Join us today, Monday, August 21, anytime between 12pm to 3pm at Choffin for New Student Orientation. This informal event will give you the opportunity to:

⭐️ Meet your CTE program teacher
⭐️ Tour your program lab
⭐️ Meet administration & support staff

+ more. We hope to see you this afternoon❗️

❗️Attention Incoming Juniors❗️

You're invited to stop by on Monday, August 21st anytime between 12pm to 3pm for orientation. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to tour the building, see where your program lab is located, meet Choffin administration, teachers, staff & much more!

No RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!

08/15/2023

❗️Attention Incoming Juniors❗️

You're invited to stop by on Monday, August 21st anytime between 12pm to 3pm for orientation. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to tour the building, see where your program lab is located, meet Choffin administration, teachers, staff & much more!

No RSVP is required. We hope to see you there!

07/04/2023

Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Youngstown City Schools!

05/29/2023

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Join us this Memorial Day as we remember and honor those brave men and women who served our country and gave their lives for our freedom.

Photos from Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition's post 05/24/2023

So proud of our seniors! You’re on your way!!!

05/23/2023

🔥🚒 Responding to a beautiful Tuesday afternoon! Choffin Public Safety Academy firetruck catching some breeze today as we end this school year.

Graduation season begins with ceremonies at 2 city schools 05/22/2023

A few weeks ago we celebrated the Class of 2023 at our Senior Awards Ceremony. 🎉

Over 100 scholars were presented with career passports, a summary of the credentials and hands-on training achieved while at Choffin, from administrators during the ceremony. Outstanding seniors were also be recognized.

Dr. Adam Hickman, Vice President of Organizational Development for The Walt Disney Company, addressed seniors and attendees as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

Read more about the ceremony below ⬇️

Graduation season begins with ceremonies at 2 city schools YOUNGSTOWN — It was a day for celebration for two Youngstown City School District schools that had graduation ceremonies Thursday. Rayen Early College High School and the Choffin Career and Technical Center each held ceremonies. Both events were filled with excitement, joy and a sense of pride fro...

05/19/2023

Today we celebrate our senior scholars last day with us at . Whether your path beyond Choffin takes you to the military, college, the workforce, or into the field of entrepreneurship, we know you will make a difference.

Congratulations Class of 2023. We wish you a great future ahead! 🎓🎉💙💚

05/18/2023

Junior cosmetology students volunteered their services at East Middle School, for their “Beauty and Brains” program. Students completed hairstyling and nail services.

05/17/2023

Thank you, The Business Journal - Youngstown Publishing Co. for your support!

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 05/17/2023

Congratulations to Early Childhood Education senior scholar, Teon Davis! 🎉

Teon is one of nearly two dozen students who are the recipients of this year's J.L. Francis Scholarship, First Place Community Fund. Each scholar received a $1,000 college scholarship at a special breakfast.

The J.L. Francis Scholarship, First Place Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley was established during the 2005-2006 academic school year for schools in Mahoning County by the First Place Bank and the First Place Bank Community Foundation. Before his death in 2005, from ALS, Jeffery L. Francis served as Chief Operating Officer of First Place Bank and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the First Place Financial Corporation. His hard work and dedication inspired the creation of this scholarship.

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 05/16/2023

We had a great day at showcasing our Public Safety Academy and all of the amazing things taking place in the program labs. Attendees had the opportunity to meet staff, check out our new ambulance and fire truck, and enjoy delicious food courtesy of MISSION BBQ. 🚑 🚒 🚓

05/16/2023

🚨 JOIN US TODAY 🚨

You’re invited to join us today, Tuesday, May 16th, at our open house to showcase our Public Safety Academy from 12-3pm.

The Public Safety Academy houses our Criminal Justice, Fire, EMS and Telecommunications programs. Scholars are trained through hands-on experiences such as working alongside law enforcement, fire, and EMT professionals utilizing vehicles and equipment that meet industry standards.

Join us to tour the academy labs, meet program instructors, current scholars and administration, and check out the Public Safety vehicle fleet including their new ambulance and fire truck. Also, enjoy refreshments courtesy of Mission BBQ (Boardman location).

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you this afternoon. 🚑 🚒 🚓

Photos from Choffin Career & Technical Center's post 05/15/2023

junior and senior Early Childhood Education scholars showcased the work that they created throughout the school year. Our ECE scholars have learned about child development in the early stages of life and created materials to work with children. Pictured below are projects that they created when getting creative and coming up with a theme that can be used to teach in a preschool setting as well as making a preschool classroom inside of a box. 🖍️🍏🏫

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Our Mission

It is the mission of Choffin Career & Technical Center to develop individuals with technical, scholastic, employability and life skills enabling them to exercise career options in becoming responsible citizens, productive employees, and life-long learners in cooperation with business, industry and other community resources.

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This week, #ChoffinCTC junior and senior Cosmetology program scholars completed the ‘Anything But Hair Challenge’ to dem...
Today, Manuel Solis-Bauza from Full Sail University hosted an interactive workshop for scholars in #ChoffinCTC’s Interac...
Starting the new school year off with a bang 💥Welcome back Choffin scholars ❗️ We can’t wait for the great year we have ...
Celebrating Black History Month with Harambee
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Junior Welding off to a running start on torch cutting! #makingsparks #choffinctc

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