Going PRO Professional Trades
Students are Going PRO with skilled Trades!

Meet Frankie Najera. Amazing, second-year welding student and future professional tradesman. “If I have an interest in one field, I’ll pursue it. I won’t give up on it and I’ll just flat out rock it,” he says.
Watch how Frankie is Going Pro.


Meet Kelsey Erne. Kelsey earned a debt-free education through MAT2, an innovative apprenticeship program where students alternate between classroom instruction and on-the-job training. “I love my job. I love what I do. And it’s a really great feeling to have that,” she said.
Watch how Kelsey went PRO.


Meet Delano Windmon. Delano is a student at Belleville High School and takes classes at William D. Ford Career and Technical Center. He’s focused on his automotive collission repair classes. He says the career tech center classes inspired him to work with autos – and pick up skills to use inside and outside the classroom.
Watch how Delano is Going PRO.

Meet Ashlyn Childs.
She’s not a woman in welding; she’s a welder who happens to be a woman. And she can hold her own in the field – and in the classroom.
Watch how Ashlyn is Going PRO.


Meet Lina Lividini. A student at Melvindale High School, Lina learned valuable career skills as a culinary arts student at William D. Ford Career-Technical Center. She’s learning all aspects of the restaurant industry and admits career technical education has helped turn her life around.
Watch how Lina is Going PRO.