Youngstown’s Choffin Career and Tech Center Seeks to Attract More Students and Improve Programming


Among other things, the school is looking to attract more students through open enrollment


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The City of Youngstown School District Education Council held a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss future plans for the Choffin Technical and Vocational Center.

Choffin was under an administrative contract with the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC) from 2017 to 2020.

Today, Choffin is self-sufficient and seeks to attract more students to enroll by improving the school’s programs.

Choffin director Mike Seville said his main goal was to create a program that fuses academics with technical learning. He defined the direction of the school over the next few years.

The plan would include:

  • Students who may attend university after graduation or seek employment
  • Students would be enrolled in a college program during their junior and senior years
  • Membership in after-school clubs to meet state graduation requirements
  • Offer more types of programs to attract more students
  • Focus on increasing graduation and placement rates to prove the school is successful.

Seville also said interest in the manufacturing programs has waned so much that they are no longer offered at Choffin.

The school would also like to attract more students from outside Youngstown through open enrollment.


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