YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Students at the Choffin Career and Technical Center are introduced to the world of business with a new curriculum.
“This program is set up to give students the opportunity to really look intrinsically at who they are, what their interests are and see if we can turn that into a business concept or at least an entrepreneurship concept,” said said Mike Saville, Choffin’s manager. Career and Technical Center.
The business and entrepreneurship program was launched before the pandemic, but had to take a step back due to Covid. But now it is operational.
Students can learn how to turn their passions and interests into a business, while working with other areas of the school.
“You have culinary kids who make food that our business kids sell… If it’s welding, they can do projects for fundraisers, sell them through our business program” , Saville said.
One of the resources that students learn about as part of the program is the Beyond Expectations Barber College, which opened at the school on Thursday.
“I get a head start like that, only at 17, me being in barber college, I’m about to get my license at 18, so that’s definitely something I see myself do in 10 years.” said Isiah Johnson, a senior at the school.
Johnson says the program is a blessing and he is very grateful for it.