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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.

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

Have you heard about the Blue Devil Promise Scholarship? Lawrence Technological University (LTU) provides 50 scholarships that cover 50% of tuition costs to students that attend Wayne-Westland Community Schools. Students that attend FordCTC are eligible, regardless of where you attend high school.

LTU offers post-secondary options in a variety of fields that directly correspond to the career technical education programs offered at FordCTC. Architecture, broadcasting, communications, film, computer programming, cyber security, digital design, engineering, game design, and nursing are just some of the majors that they offer.

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Weekly Letter to Students Parents and Staff

Dear Wayne-Westland Students, Staff and Families,

As we remember and reflect on the tragic events at Oxford High School last November, let us take a moment to offer our support to their entire community. On Nov. 30, 2021, devastation struck Oxford High School, shaking students, educators and parents in Michigan and across the nation. Please join me in remembering the students who lost their lives that day: Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana and Justin Shilling.

One year later, it is still difficult to comprehend this tragedy. We know there will be an increase in news coverage and social media postings this week regarding Oxford. Unfortunately, this tragedy is also a sobering reminder that terrible events can happen anywhere at any time.

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

Thanksgiving provides time and space for reflection. FordCTC staff has worked purposefully over the past year to elevate the service and opportunities that we provide to students. Our students are already benefitting from the work focused on the development of new programs that prepare students for high wage careers, the commitment to outcomes based learning that provide students with industry certifications and articulated college credits, and the establishment of business and industry partnerships that provide students with opportunities to build their professional networks.

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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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JaCinda Sumara
Director of Career and Technical Education and Early Middle Colleges
Daniel Calhoun
Assistant Principal

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William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

36455 Marquette
Westland, MI 48185

Phone: 734-419-2100
Fax: 734-419-2069

Office Hours

7:00 am - 3:00 pm



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