William D. Ford Career-Technical  Center Welding Technology class
Chef Tony with Students

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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.

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PDF Document2-26-18 Letter from Dr. Holt

2017 Registration Information

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Stevenson 8th Graders visits us for a tour

2017 WDFCTC Co-Op Breakfast

Building Bird Houses with children

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Construction II Grand Opening!

Construction II 2018 Grand House Opening - People 32
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On Thursday, May 17 our Construction Tech II students held their Open House at the construction site where they built a brand new home.  The house is located at 35042 Hazelwood in Westland.  The house is now completed and shows the great work our students have been able to accomplish while working in conjunction with the City of Westland.

Sunshine & Rainbow's Receives Care Package

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We are excited to share that the generous gifts our Early Childhood/Teacher Education students and pre-school students sent to deployed soldiers were enthusiastically received. A wonderful thank you letter and photo of some of the men and women who received the items that were sent were received by Mrs. Vaughan. Once again, kindness speaks volumes, even when miles are between people. Thank you to all who participated and brightened the day for some of our troops who are away from home.

2018 Breaking Traditions and HOSA Awards

Game Design and Programming - Morgan Schalk
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Awards Received

Construction Technologies: Hannah George - Certificate of Excellence.  Only 4 of these awards in the State of Michigan; Instructor:  Mike Koelzer

Electronics/Robotics Alternative Energy: Misty Tomlin - Certificate of Recognition; Instructor - Zack MacLean

Game Design and Programming: Morgan Schalk - Certificate of Recognition; Instruction - JC Irvine

The HOSA award we received was because every student in our Health Occupations classes joined the organization. Congratulations to all!

Woolf Welding Competition Award Winners

Woolf Aircraft Welding Competitions
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We had three students finish in first, second and third place.  The students worked in three phases of competition:  They start by doing a partial evaluation, including determining which defects were on each part.  They use measurement devices and a blueprint to examine and locate these defects in workmanship and fabrication.  Second, they were asked to solve a math problem involving calculations with fractions, segments, areas, and volume, etc.  Third, they were asked to read a print and then weld on .125 steel in three different configurations and then the welds were judged for their quality and precision.  Again, we had three students place in first, second and third place.

Contact Us

William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

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


Steven Kay
Daniel Calhoun
Assistant Principal

Student Hours: 7:25 am - 1:50 pm

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