Student-built home now for sale
Under this partnership, Westland provides the building materials, with funds from the HOME Partnership Program and the Wayne Westland Community Schools District (WWCSD) provides labor through the William D. Ford Career Technical Center Construction Technology Program.
In 2019, the city and school district marked 10th anniversary celebration with the wall raising of a house on Schuman Street. Despite challenges due to COVID, students in the Construction Technology Program were able to complete the house during the 2020-21 school year and it sold to a first-time homebuyer.
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award-winning joint effort of the City of Westland and
the Wayne Westland Community Schools Building Trades initiative.
The Building Trades Program allows for the economic stimulation by creating new homeowners and adding to the tax base, officials said. For students, it provides the opportunity to learn a skilled trade. Since its approval in 2010, the partnership has resulted in the new construction of 11 houses in Westland.
“The partnership between the City of Westland and Wayne Westland Community Schools has been a longstanding and beneficial collaboration serving both the students and the community. We look forward to continuing the partnership and growing the All American City,” said Mayor William R. Wild.
“This partnership is an amazing opportunity for the students in the Construction Technology Program to not only learn a skilled trade that can evolve into a lifelong career, but also positively impact their community in a way that will give families lasting memories. I am proud of the students and our commitment to building a better community,” said Superintendent of Wayne Westland Schools John Dignan.
The partnership received the Excellence in Practice award from the Michigan State Board of Education.