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.  

Cost of Educating a Student

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Upcoming Events

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Open House

2019 Ford Career Tech Open House
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Come check out William D. Ford Career Tech's OPEN HOUSE. This event takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 6 pm to 8 pm.

  • Meet program instructors
  • Preview future courses
  • Take a building tour
  • View demos
  • Talk to college representatives and military personnel
  • Door prizes!
  • Scholarship information
Profile of a Graduate

We are surveying our staff and community about what you think is most important as we develop our Profile of a Graduate. Please complete this initial survey with your top 7 choices of the most critical elements of a high school graduate.

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Sunshine & Rainbows with Seniors

Sunshing & Rainbows with Seniors
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Sunshine & Rainbows Preschool students and their families along with the high school students of the Early Childhood/Teacher Education class celebrated Christmas with the seniors at the Dyer Senior Center. Two senior citizens from the center were adopted by the program and were given Christmas gifts. 

Donation from the Parents of our Sunshine & Rainbows Program

2018-12-20 - Shunshine & Rainbows Donation

Families from the Sunshine & Rainbows Preschool along with the Early Childhood/Teacher Education high school students donated hats, gloves and hygiene items for families in need.  Please contact the Wayne-Westland Family Resource Center if you are in need before we leave for the holiday break at (734) 419-2709.

Two student's work placed in this years NAIAS competition

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2018-12-19 - Jo Chelar and Tristen Elert holding posters

We are thrilled to announce and share that two of our William D. Ford Career Tech students placed in the NAIAS competition. There were 753 entries in total this year from schools in Michigan and Ohio (20 of which came from us). 16 prizes are awarded. We took two of those!

Preschoolers Mail Letters to Santa

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This year our preschoolers from William D. Ford Career Tech's Sunshine & Rainbow program wrote and mailed letters to Santa! After writing letters they walked down and mailed them in Santa's own very special bag.

Contact Us

William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

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


Jennifer LaDuke
Daniel Calhoun
Assistant Principal

Student Hours: 7:25 am - 1:50 pm

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Ford Career Tech Calendar

Ford Career Tech Calendar
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  • 21 Jan
  • 22 Jan
    • Second Semester Begins
      Date: Jan 22
      Location: William D. Ford Career-Tech Center
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
    • Career Tech Open House 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Career Tech Open House
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
    • NTHS Induction Ceremony 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      NTHS Induction Ceremony
      Date: Jan 22
      Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: WDFCTC Lecture Hall
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
  • 22 Jan
    thru Feb 1