The Pipeline

January 23, 2023

Director's Message

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

Did you know that William D. Ford Career-Technical Center has a variety of student organizations? SKillsUSA and HOSA Future Health Prfessionals are two options for engagement and leadership available.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry professionals working tgether to ensure a future skilled workforce. This organization helps our students excel by providing educational programs, events, and competitions. Students will be participating in regional competitions over the next eight weeks. The regional competition for construction will be hosted at FordCTC.

HOSA Future Health Professionals develops leadership and technical skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness, and recognition. This organization enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality heathcare by providing opportunites for knowledge, skill, and leadersihp development. Our students were very sucessful at regionals and I am proud of them.

Students that are interested in participating in these organizations should contact their program instructor.

Have a wonderful week.

With students in mind,

JaCinda Sumara

Principal, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

Director, Career Technical Education and Early College

Student and Staff Success

Congratulations to HOSA Future Health Educators on their success at regionals.

  • Elizabeth Kleinlein, Pharmacy Science, Silver Medal
  • Lilly Peters, Nurse Assisting, Silver Medal
  • Marisa Johnson, Nurse Assisting, Bronze Medal
  • Blessing Nosike, Extemporaneous Writing, Bronze Medal
  • Abigail Dunphy, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking, Finalist

Congratulations to Digital Media and Media Production students on their success at the regional level of the Scholastic Awards.

  • Dalayni Boston, Photography, Silver Key
  • Maximus Bradford, Photography, Gold Key, Silver Key
  • Tylet Brazil, Photography, Gold Key
  • Halie Brown, Photograghy, Silver Key, Silver Key, Silver Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
  • Niajya Curtis, Film and Animation, Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention
  • Miranda Czartoryski, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Marjob Fatheree, Film and Animation, Gold Key
  • Kaitlyn Foster, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Javion Gibson, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Nia'Geri Howard-Camerson, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Jesse Jamison, Photography, Silver Key
  • Sonja Lentz, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Mya Moore, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Azariah Patterson, Photography, Honorable Mention
  • Sania Rogers, Photography, Silver Key
  • Brandon Soyko, Photography, Gold Key, Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
  • Rene Vazquez, Photography, Silver Key, Honorable Mention
  • Connor Williams, Photography, Silver Key

Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Bruner and Mrs. Angela Ritchie, health occupations instructors, and Mr. Dwight Hughes, medical sssistant instructor on being awarded a 61c Equipment Grant. This grant will be used to purchase industry specific equipment that was recommended by the Health Services Advisory Board.

Congratulations to Mrs. Mara Magyarosi-Laytner, digital photography and media instructor. Her art work is featured in a collection titled Image As Object: Althernatives 2023. The exhibit is on display at Ohio University Art Gallery in Athens, OH.

Support FordCTC's Student Leadership

Student Leadership has joined Kroger's Community Rewards Partner program.

Sign in to register your card at Click on Community Rewards. Select or enter our organization name "WILLIAM D. FORD CAREER-TECH CENTER (PBIS)" or organization number "EJ759".

Each time you use your registered card, Kroger will donate a portion of your bill to our Student Leadership team.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 23 - 27, 2023, 10th Grade Try-outs with John Glenn High School and Wayne Memorial High School

  • January 24, 2023, 6 p.m., Wayne-Westland Early College Information Night, Virtual via the Zoom platform

  • January 25, 2023, Stevenson Middle School's "Aspiring Educators" to visit Teacher Cadet

  • January 31, 2023, Construction hosts SkillsUSA Regional

  • February 1-3, 2023, 10th Grade Try-outs with John Glenn High School and Wayne Memorial High School

  • February 7, 2023, Stevenson Middle School's "Aspiring Educators" to visit Teacher Cadet

  • February 7, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m., "Fire Up Your Future", Willam D. Ford Career Technical Center's Annual Community Open House

  • February 7 - 8, 2023, Reality Fair with Community Financial Credit Union

  • February 16, 2023, Stevenson Middle School's "Aspiring Educators" to visit Teacher Cadet

  • February 20 - 24, 2023, Mid-winter Recess, No School

ParentConnection and StudentConnection

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

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    • If you receive the message “Unable to Process Request”, update your email address with the FordCTC office.