students learning skilled trades at Randolph Technical School in Detroit

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


Visit our Grants page for more information or to submit an application.


Connect with us

Receive updates on what we're doing to be a force for growth in communities across Michigan.