Office: 330-744-8700 | 200 E. Wood St. Youngstown, OH 44503

Choffin Business Entrepreneurship

Program Description

Business is essentially everywhere you go. Whether you own, manage or visit one, you interact with business every day. Even the way you manage your own life is like a business, too. As an adult, you’re tasked with managing your own finances to grow wealth, you must be able to market yourself for a job or even finding new friends, and you’re challenged with managing your own time, mindset, and goals often.

Join our versatile program where you will study general business and management skills with a focus on minority owned entrepreneurship. Scholars will learn many aspects of owning and managing their own business. We allow you the diversity to decide what business YOU want to start. We help you research, develop, and market your idea to create a business plan. This program also strives to enhance scholars' soft skills by enhancing their communication, listening, and teamwork abilities. Students finishing this program will be prepared for starting their own business, prepared for business employment, and/or attending college.

We also have a direct partnership with Beyond Expectations Barbering College where scholars can participate in both programs simultaneously. Scholars who complete both programs will have the business knowledge and a barbering license to start their own barbershop.

Choffin Enrollment

Students in this program will learn:

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Management Principles

Teacher Contact Information

TEACHER: Carissa Benchwick

TITLE: Entrepreneurship Instructor

EMAIL: carissa.benchwick@youngstown.k12.oh.us

Career Resources

Career Options

  • Entrepreneur
  • Barber
  • Entry Level Management
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Customer Service Representative

Earned Credentials

JUNIOR: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - 30 Hour Training (1 Point), CPR First Aid (1 Point), RISE UP Customer Service and Sales (6 Points), Microsoft Office Specialist Word (3 Points), Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint (3 Points)

SENIOR: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (3 Points), Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (3 Points)

Choffin Career & Technical Center

It is the mission of Choffin Career & Technical Center to develop individuals with technical, scholastic, employability and life skills enabling them to exercise career options in becoming responsible citizens, productive employees, and life-long learners in cooperation with business, industry and other community resources.

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200 E. Wood St.
Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone: 330-744-8700

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