The Pipeline

February 6, 2023

Director's Message

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

February is Career Techincal Education Month. This week, FordCTC will celebrate with a plethora of activities.

Fire Up Your Future, our open hourse, will be held on Tuesday, February 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. Join us to explore oportunities available for a bright future. Invite your friends and neighbors so that they can explore the career-tech center!

On Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8 we will be hosting "Reality Fair". Life after high school presents us with many financial decisions. 12th grade students will have the opportunity to experience some of the challenges to be faced in the next phase of life.

I hope to see your family this 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 our students of the week.

  • Eric Montlouis, Construction
  • Nikhi Landrum, Future Educators

Congratulations to our students that competed in SkillsUSA Local Competition for Construction. These students will move on to represent William D. Ford Career-Technical Center at the SkillsUSA Regional Competition.

  • Chandler Elliott, First Place
  • Nick Brown, Second Place
  • Ellyot Thompson, Third Place

Congratulations to our students that competed in SkillsUSA Regional Competiton for Culinary Arts.

  • Julia Konarski, Third Place, Advances to State Competition
  • Haley Watkins, Fifth Place
  • Kris Brooks
  • Tatianna Stines
  • Chase Webber

Upcoming Important Dates

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

  • February 7, 2023, 5 - 6 p.m. Future Educator's Advisory Meeting

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

  • February 7, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m., Sunshine and Rainbows 50th Anniversary Open House

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

  • February 9, 2023, Culinary Arts to visit Schoolcraft College

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

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

There's an App for That!

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a new mobile app that enables subscribers to quickly access information from our district website. You can view lunch menus, access parent and student connect, save events to your phone from our school calendars and much more. There are also quick links to our district Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels.

The app is available in the App Store for Apple devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices.

ParentConnect and StudentConnect

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.