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200 E. Wood St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Skilled Trades

The Academy of the Skilled Trades houses three unique and exciting programs.

Programs within this academy include Automotive Technology, Construction Technology and Welding programs. Scholars who are enrolled in one of these three two-year programs are trained to be employable, skilled, and competitive, in the local and/or global trades workforce. Scholars are prepared to seek immediate employment and/or further education through innovative hands-on workforce development training.


Auto Tech

Automotive repair, maintainance and service

Scholars in the Automotive Technology Program use cutting-edge software to repair today’s foreign and domestic highly sophisticated automobiles. In addition to hands-on experience working with vehicles, scholars will also be exposed to the operations of a full-service automotive shop learning how to troubleshoot complex automotive systems using the same advanced diagnostic and repair equipment as Master Technicians.

Careers +
  • Quick Service Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Engine Repair Technician
  • Shop Foreman
  • Credentials +
  • Automotive Service Excellence
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Schools +
  • Kent State
  • YSU
  • Construction Technology

    Hands-on learning of carpentry and electrical skills

    Scholars in this program experience all aspects of construction by building a house from the ground up. This course will help scholars design and construct hands-on projects using carpentry and electrical tools and equipment used by professionals. Scholars will also interpret blueprints and specifications to construct wood products and structures from rough lumber to finish grade.

    Careers +
  • Carpenters Assistant
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Union Carpenter
  • Union Plumber
  • Union Electrician
  • Surveyor
  • Credentials +
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Schools +
  • Kent State
  • YSU
  • Welding

    Advanced welding and fabrication 

    In the Welding program, scholars will manipulate the power of fire and electricity to design and construct the metal products people use every day. Our welding scholars operate the same advanced welding and fabrication equipment used by professionals to create, build, assemble, and repair metal projects utilizing industrial and artistic welding techniques.

    Careers +
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welder
  • Pipe Line Welder
  • Mill Right Worker
  • Underwater Welder
  • Safety Inspector
  • Credentials +
  • American Welding Society Certified Welder
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Schools +
  • Kent State
  • YSU

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    Choffin Career & Technical Center offers Youngstown City School District scholars career and technical education opportunities combined with hands-on learning experience to prepare them for their futures.

    Notice of Nondiscrimination & Access to Equal Education | The Choffin Career and Technical Center and Youngstown City Schools will not discriminate nor tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities for any reasons, including on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, military status, ancestry, or age and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Additionally, it will not discriminate in its employment policies and practices.