education & employment
The DTE Energy Foundation supports programs that provide hands-on, real-world education and job opportunities that prepare and motivate underserved youth and adults, differently-abled individuals, veterans, returning citizens and other community members. We focus on developing programs for at-risk, disadvantaged youth and transitioning adults to generate opportunities for obtaining sustainable living wage skills-based jobs, while maintaining our support of key STEM initiatives. Through our support, organizations across the state are developing a talent pipeline that creates career pathways and provides a bright future for individuals in need.
Priority will be given to organizations or initiatives that:
- Assist participants in obtaining new occupational skills or educational credentials
- Connect individuals to sustainable living-wage employment
- Provide programs that expose young people to skills-based careers
- Provide participants an opportunity to improve skills in a related STEM discipline