Entries by Stephen Tait

In golf, valuable lessons for student interns

Dennis Bolden had never golfed before grabbing some clubs last week and heading out to a grassy area in the middle of Detroit. Bolden, who recently graduated from Cody High School in Detroit and plans to attend Henry Ford College this fall to learn more about skilled trades, said golf was a sport he considered […]

Meet Asia, an intern with college on the mind

DTE Energy will hire about 850 student interns to work at the company this year — and about 500 of those high school and college students are working at the company this summer. One of them is Asia Harris, 18. Asia is part of DTE’s newest student hiring initiative called the Summer Youth Program. That […]

Revitalizing skilled trades at Detroit’s Randolph School

While kids across the country enjoyed their summer vacations, more than 50 DTE Energy volunteers and skilled laborers from local contracting companies kicked off a major renovation effort at Detroit’s Randolph School. DTE Energy, in cooperation with the Detroit Workforce Development Board and Detroit Public Schools Community District, is lending a hand to help transform […]

Nuclear Fuel Handler: No, I don’t glow

When talking about work, Garrett Keel gets some unusual questions. A common one is: “do you glow?” That’s because Keel works as a nuclear fuel handler at DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear power plant. That puts Keel in close proximity to the uranium fuel used at the power plant to boil water, make steam and […]