The Pipeline

October 31, 2022

Director's Message

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


Last week, FordCTC had over 750 visitors! Eighth graders from Adams Middle School, Franklin Middle School, and Stevenson Middle School visited to explore the career pathways. Our students did a great job engaging our guests and building excitement about potential futures. Thank you Mrs. Bigelow for leading this opportunity for our students to share some of what they have learned.


Have a safe and happy Halloween.


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 students with new Work Based Learning placements!

  • Gabriell Amos, Health Occupations,Corewell Health

  • Audrea Beene, Medical Assisting, The Village of Westland

  • Josephine Bigelow, EMT, Corewell Health

  • Avery Coogan, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Brookelyn Dillard, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Gabriella Genovese, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Racquel Ginn, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Kennedy Jackson, Teacher Cadet, Early Childhood Center of Van Buren Public Schools

  • Dynikqua Jennings, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Alivia Johnston, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Grant Hawkins, Culinary Arts, Wayne-Westland Food Services

  • Ishikaben Patel, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Mashanti Shines, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Skyila Shuryan, Health Occupations, Corewell Health

  • Khari Williams, Culinary Arts, Wayne-Westland Food Services Intern

Upcoming Important Dates

  • November 2, 2022, 6:00 PM, Historically Black College and University Fair, hosted by Wayne-Westland Community Schools District at John Glenn High School

  • November 4, 2022, Welding students to compete in Washtenaw Welding Invitational

  • November 4, 2022, Digital Divas to Eastern Michigan University

  • November 4, 2022, Student Leadership meeting

  • November 8, 2022, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center closed, no students expected to report, staff report for professional development

  • November 14, 2022, Trades Week, a partnership between FordCTC and John Glenn High School

  • November 15, 2022, 6:00 PM, Early College Information Night, hosted by Wayne-Westland Early College at William D. Ford Career Technical Center

  • November 18, 2022, Teacher Cadet and Sunshine and Rainbows Preschool to visit The Cranbrook Institute of Science

  • November 22, 2022, Media Productions to explore fine arts career pathways at The Detroit Institute of Arts

  • November 22, 2022, Teacher Cadet to explore diversity and equity in education at The Zekelman Holocaust Center

  • November 23, 2022, Half Day, Only AM attend

  • November 24, 2022, No School

  • November 25, 2022, No School

  • November 29, 2022, 6:00 PM, Early College Information Night, hosted by Wayne-Westland Early College virtually via the Zoom platform

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

    • If you have not yet accessed your account, click on “Forgot Your Password” and follow the steps

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