Mission Statement & Points of Pride

Mission Statement

We, the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center staff, will prepare our students with the knowledge, technological proficiency, and personal skills essential for success in an increasingly complex society.

Points of Pride

  • Annual School-Wide Writing Program            
  • Anti-Bullying Policy Adopted                
  • Student Mentorship Program                    
  • 16 Community Outreach Programs/Events        
  • 11 Regional HOSA winners.  45 Regional HOSA finalists.
  • More than $165,000.00 awarded in Career Technical specific scholarships.
  • Four First Place winners in various Welding competitions.  
  • IVD team took Best in Presentation at the Masters of Mobility competition
  • Three students recognized for the State of Michigan Breaking Traditions award, with one receiving the Merit Award for Excellence.  
  • Sixth consecutive year as a Green School maintaining Evergreen status.  

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Upcoming Events

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Wayne Memorial Theatrical Guild Presents Sister Act

2019 Wayne-Memorial Theatrical Guild Sister Act Play
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April 25, 26, and 27th at 7pmStockmeyer Auditorium (Wayne Memorial High School)

Tickets are $12
Doors open 30 minutes before each show
 

William D. Ford Career Technical Center - 4th Annual Job Fair

William D. Ford Career Tech 4th Annual Job Fair
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When: May 14, 2019
1st session: 8am to 10am
2nd session: 11am to 1:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th for participation in William D. Ford Career Technical Center’s Annual Job Fair. Meet with 30+ companies and discuss post-secondary options such as:
 

  • Full or part-time employment in the workforce
  • Full or part-time employment with a company that offers an Apprenticeship Program
  • Full or part-time employment with a company that offers tuition reimbursement
  • Employment options with the military

Resume and/or Interviewing skills support provided by the Job Placement Office. Please contact Mrs. Bobowski (734-419-2142) or Mrs. Bigelow (734-419-2116) to make an appointment or for more information.

We need your input on right-sizing the District

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Changes are coming to Wayne-Westland. We need your input on right-sizing the District. 

ThoughtExchange is one way in which you can help provide feedback.  

What factors should be considered when determining what school should be closed?  

Participate now (no identifying information needed):  

https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#369245830

Also, please join us at one of the following community meetings:

  • Tuesday, March 5 @ 3:45pm at Marshall Upper Elementary School library
  • Wednesday, March 13 @ 3:15pm at Adams Upper Elementary School library
  • Wednesday, March 13 @ 6pm at Franklin Middle School library
  • Thursday, March 14 @ 7pm at Stevenson Middle School library

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William D. Ford Career Technical Center hosted visitors from Monroe Public School

William D. Ford Career Technical Center hosted visitors from Monroe Public Schools

Sharing our Success

 William D. Ford Career Technical Center hosted visitors from Monroe Public Schools. They visited the Teacher Education/Early Childhood Program to learn all aspects of our program as Monroe is considering starting a Teacher Education/Early Childhood Program. 

Sunshine & Rainbows Learn Tae Kwon Do Basics

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Sunshine and Rainbows Preschool and Early Childhood/Teacher Education students learned some Tae Kwon Do basics today at Kick Tae Kwon Do in Wayne.

2018-19 Gaming & Programming Student Awards

2018-19 Gaming & Programming Student Awards
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11 of 12 this year have been for: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript

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One student, Roman Hasenpflug, earned this AND another certification in: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS
 

Paczki Donut Day with Chef Tony

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Today students will be receiving Paczki Donuts from Chef Tony and his culinary arts program. 

Contact Us

William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

36455 Marquette
Westland, MI 48185
Phone: 734-419-2100
Fax: 734-595-2127

Administration

Jennifer LaDuke
Principal
Daniel Calhoun
Assistant Principal

Student Hours: 7:25 am - 1:50 pm

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Ford Career Tech Calendar

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  • 25 Apr
    • Recycle Day
      Date: Apr 25
      Location: WDFCTC
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
    • Middle School Parent Night 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Middle School Parent Night
      Date: Apr 25
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: WDFCTC
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
  • 26 Apr
    • Secretaries Appreciation Day
      Date: Apr 26
      Location: WDFCTC
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
    • Trip to Detroit EITC 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Trip to Detroit EITC
      Date: Apr 26
      Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: WDFCTC to Detroit EITC
      Cost: By Permission Slip from Bigelow or Bobowski
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
  • 24 May
    • P.M. - No Students - Professional Development
      Date: May 24
      Time: 11:10 AM to 1:50 PM
      Location: William D. Ford Career-Tech Center
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
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