October 18, 2022

Hello William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Students, Families, and Staff,

At FordCTC, our Seniors are starting to make final decisions regarding what they will be doing next year. College, military, apprenticeship, trade school, and straight to workforce are some of the choices I have already heard students discussing with our teachers, coordinators, and counselors.  

With this in mind, it is important to be planning for the fiscal requirements some of these choices involve. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid window is now open! This year, access to the form requires two-factor authorization.  While this is an important step to ensure safety in records collection, completing the FAFSA may be a little more challenging than in previous years.  The National College Attainment Network is providing resources to help.  Additionally, Eastern Michigan University is offering a FAFSA support webinar on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6pm. 

Recent Student and Staff Success

Congratulations to our Health Occupations students that have began a work based learning placement at Corewell Health, formerly Beaumont Hospital

  • Christina Artess
  • Abigail Dunphy
  • Mackenzi Goetz
  • Elizabeth Kleinlein
  • Destiney Guiterrez
  • MaKyla Johnson
  • Serina Qaquish

Congratulations to our Culinary and Hospitality students and staff for planning our first school spirit day of this school year, Free Fry Friday!

Congrats to our recent Student of the Week recipients

  • Robert Barnett
  • Tyrin Demeritt
  • Lucas Downey
  • AJ Organ

Upcoming Dates of Relevance

  • October 18, 2022, National Technical Honor Society meeting
  • October 18, 2022, 6:00 PM,  FAFSA support webinar from Eastern Michigan University
  • October 19, 2022, Industry presentation and speed mentoring experience with Women in Engineering
  • October 24, 2022, FordCTC Middle School Experience Week, Students in 8th Grade will visit for tours and hands-on activities 
  • October 25, 2022, 5PM, HVAC Program Advisory meeting
  • October 28, 2022, Field Trip to Eastern Michigan University to explore STEM learning and career preparation at the college level
  • October 28, 2022, Future Teachers and Sunshine and Rainbows Preschool Halloween Parade
  • November 4, 2022, Welding students to compete in Washtenaw Welding Invitational
  • November 4, 2022, Student Leadership meeting
  • November 8, 2022, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center closed, no students expected to report, staff report for professional development
  • November 14, 2022, Trades Week in partnership with John Glenn High School


ParentConnection and StudentConnection portals are available to stay engaged with student performance.

  • To access the portals, visit the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Website
  • The links to the portals are in the upper right
  • If you have not yet accessed your account, click on "Forgot Your Password" and follow the steps
  • If you receive the message "Unable to Process Request", update your email address with the FordCTC office by calling 734.419.2100.

I hope that you have a wonderful week.

With students in mind,

JaCinda Sumara
Principal, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center