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MCCTC and Choffin’s administrative services relationship comes to an end

“Building that partnership and having the ability to collaborate with Choffin was beneficial to all of those involved,” Mike Stanko, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center board president, said.
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Justin Jennings, Youngstown City School District CEO, left, and Mike Stanko, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center board president.

CANFIELD — After four years of partnering for administrative services, the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and Choffin Career and Technical Center have decided to part ways. 

“YCSD and MCCTC have had a great working relationship,” Youngstown City School District CEO Justin Jennings said in a news release. “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.” 

In 2017, MCCTC began providing administrative services and assistance at Choffin for both its high school and adult education programs. 

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

The agreement was for three years and was never meant to be permanent, the release states. Last year, Jennings and MCCTC Superintendent John Zehentbauer agreed to a one-year extension. 

“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.”

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