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Welcome ToWilliam D. Ford Career Technical Center

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.

Open House takes place on January 30, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm.

Community Meetings on School Safety

Please review the following letter from our superintendent regarding school safety and meeting times.

PDF Document2-26-18 Letter from Dr. Holt

2017 Registration Information

PDF DocumentLearn more about our enrollment process

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Stevenson 8th Graders visits us for a tour

2017 WDFCTC Co-Op Breakfast

Building Bird Houses with children

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Silver Key Award for Graphic Design at the National Level Scholastics Art & Writing Competition

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John Glenn Senior Emma O'Beirne has been awarded a Silver Key for her Graphic Design Portfolio at the National Level Scholastics Arts and Writing Competition for 2018. This makes her eligible for a wide range of scholarships to hundreds of participating schools across the country including Kendall and CCS. She will also be recognized at the awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Previously this year Emma was awarded two Gold Keys in the Regional level Scholastics Art and Writing Competition as well as second place in the DAFT (Digital Arts Film and Technology)  poster competition where she will be awarded $50 and be recognized at the award ceremony at the DIA. In addition, Emma is also a member of the National Technical Honors Society and maintains a GPA above 3.5.

We have received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation

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Congratulations to Zachary MacLean and your students for your hard work with the teachers, students, and families at William Ford Career Technical Center on saving energy. Mr. MacLean has received the 2018 Michigan Evergreen School designation, by completing at least 20 energy saving and environmental tasks.

Detroit Poster Contest DAFT Winners

Three Winners for 2018 DAFT Awards
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DAFT (Digital Arts and Film & Technology) of Detroit Poster Contest Winners:

  • 1st place - Madison Ristic, JG 12th grade - $200
  • Honorable mention - Anthony Kennedy, JG 12th grade - $50
  • Honorable mention - Emma O'Beirne, JG 12th grade - $50

Kevin Walsh said we took all three winning spots this year. Called it a 'hat trick'. Madison's poster will be used in all promotional material and be on display at the Detroit Film Festival at the DIA.

Local Skills Competition 2018

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This is our Local Skills USA competition for carpentry where all students from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center are given the opportunity to compete.

The individuals who place in the top three go on to the regional skills competition held at the Great Lakes Builders Show in Novi on February 15th representing Southeast Michigan schools.

Top three from regionals go to the State Competition in Grand Rapids in April, and the gold medalist from states go to nationals in Louisville Kentucky. The WDFCTC carpentry program has had the Michigan State Champion the past 5 years and has placed as high as 6th at nationals.

Our program is run by Mike Koelzer and Adam Gorring.

Contact Us

William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

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


Steven Kay
Daniel Calhoun
Assistant Principal

Student Hours: 7:25 am - 1:50 pm

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