Soaring to New Heights

See how we are solving both business and community needs for the greater good.

DTE, in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 17, launched two tree trimming programs to develop and train diverse, local talent with the career-readiness, safety training and tree trimming skills to meet the needs of maintaining safe, reliable energy service of which line clearance is an integral part

Parnall Tree Trim Program

See how our first-of-its kind partnership is supporting second chances

“Providing our students with an in-demand career offers a way to support themselves and their families, which means they’ll be much less likely to return to prison. ”

-James Son, instructor, DTE | IBEW Parnall Tree Trim program  

Program Graduates


Job Offers to Graduates


of Graduates Remain Out of Prision

Tree Trim Academy

See how we are impacting the communities in which we live and serve

“We engaged the eager, diverse talent in the Detroit and metro-Detroit areas to join our program and in so doing, increasing the diversity in our tree trimming teams to reflect the communities DTE serves.”

– Terrell Lockhart, manager, DTE Tree Trimming Workforce Development

Our program graduates:


job offers to graduates


from communities of color


are women


City of Detroit residents

million combined earning potential

graduate from the LGBTQ+ community