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Director's Message - Hello William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Students, Families, and Staff,
What a beautiful weekend! More bright sunshine and warm weather leading us into the final week of the school year.
Congrats to our students that are graduating as part of the Class of 2023! Regardless of where your next steps take you, I know that the learning experiences from William D. Ford Career-Technical Center were purposeful in helping you to navigate your unique path. As a student at FordCTC, you were able to customize your high school experience. You selected a program based on your interests and aptitudes. Beyond that, your teachers continued to present you with a variety of options for you to make your experience unique -- field trips, job shadows, skills competitions, certifications, and internships. As you continue on your career path, continue to make choices that align with your professional dreams.
Recently, I've been thinking about the opportunities where I have spoken with many of you about your career path. This led me to reflect on my own. Serving the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center as Director has been my favorite stop on my own professional journey. It provided a rich and fulfilling experience to return to frontline service to students, families, and teachers. It also provided the opportunity to inspire, innovate, redesign, and expand career-technical education. This year, this role also provided the opportunity to collaborate with Wayne-Westland Community Schools' senior leadership to create unique, future focused, learning experiences for learners in elementary and middle school and our professional community. I enjoyed being able to design opportunities to serve, develop, and grow with students and staff from a variety of instructional levels and settings. For this reason, I have accepted the position of Executive Director of Technology and Innovation at Wayne-Westland Community Schools.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve and lead this learning community. I look forward to developing a different professional relationship with the leadership, staff, and students that are a part of the FordCTC community in the future.
Have a wonderful summer.
With students in mind,
Principal, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center
Director, Career Technical Education and Early College
District Latest News
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September 15 to October 15 celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month, which honors Hispanic and Latino Americans' unique cultures and contributions.
Letter to the Community from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is encouraging all parents/guardians to have a conversation with your school-age children regarding an issue that has become all too prevalent, namely threats to commit school violence.
See link below for full letter.
Care Solace Article - Suicide Prevention Month
Recognizing when people in our lives are struggling with emotional pain and helping them feel comfortable to talk about it can help prevent mental health crises, including suicide. Learning the warning signs, knowing how to start a conversation, and knowing where to get professional help can make a powerful, life-changing difference.
The Wayne-Westland Wrap Up - August 24, 2023
Greetings Wayne-Westland Families,
Welcome back! As the new school year approaches, I welcome you to the upcoming academic year. Together, we embark on a journey of growth, learning, and inspiration for our students and the entire school community.
William D. Ford Career-Technical Center
Westland, MI 48185
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
William D. Ford Calendar
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No School - Professional DevelopmentDate: Sep 27Location: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette St, Westland, MI 48185, USACalendar: WDFCTC External
No School - Professional DevelopmentDate: Nov 7Location: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette St, Westland, MI 48185, USACalendar: WDFCTC External
Half Day - No PM School 10:05 AM to 1:50 PMHalf Day - No PM SchoolDate: Nov 22Time: 10:05 AM to 1:50 PMLocation: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette St, Westland, MI 48185, USACalendar: WDFCTC External
23 Novemberthru November 24
Thanksgiving Recess - No SchoolDate: Nov 23 - Nov 24Location: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette St, Westland, MI 48185, USACalendar: WDFCTC External
23 Decemberthru January 7
Winter Recess - No SchoolDate: Dec 23 - Jan 7Location: William D. Ford Career-Technical Center, 36455 Marquette St, Westland, MI 48185, USACalendar: WDFCTC External
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