MCCTC and Choffin Part Ways as Contract Ends

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After four years under an administrative services contract, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and the Choffin Career and Technical Center are parting ways, according to a press release.

“[Youngstown City School District] and MCCTC have had a great working relationship,” said Justin Jennings, CEO of Youngstown City Schools. “That partnership and relationship will continue in other projects. We’ve reached a point at YCSD where we want to serve our Choffin scholars more in house.”

Since 2017, MCCTC provided administrative services and assistance at Choffin for its high school and adult education programs. The agreement for for three years and was never meant to be permanent, according to the release. In 2020, Jennings and MCCTC Superintendent, John Zehentbauer, agreed to a one year extension.

“Exposing students to career tech education is so important,” said Mike Stanko, MCCTC board president. “Building that partnership and having the ability to collaborate with Choffin was beneficial to all of those involved.”

Moving forward, Mike Saville will be the director of Choffin high school and Adult Career Center. Saville has been a part of the partnership since it began in 2017.

“This has been a successful partnership for both school districts,” Zehentbauer said. “I have been very fortunate to work with great people at both the high school and adult level and now feel a part of the Youngstown family. I am confident that Choffin is destined for great things and I will continue to help in the transition as well as support them in the future.”

Pictured: The campus of MCCTC is located at 7300 N Palmyra Road, Canfield.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.