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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

DTE Recruiting Students for 2023 Tree Trim Academy


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DTE Energy is currently recruiting metro Detroiters to work as tree trimmers to keep power lines in working order.

In 2021, DTE Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 17 partnered with the office of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Focus: HOPE, and Detroit at Work to launch a first-of-its-kind Tree Trim Academy to create high-paying jobs for metro Detroiters. Over the past two years, the program has graduated more than 100 tree trimmers and a majority of those graduates have continued with IBEW's Line Clearance Tree Trimming (LCTT) Apprenticeship Program, a roughly two-year/2,000 hour program which will enable participants to obtain journeyman status in LCTT. "We're really in...

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