Tree Trim Academy
DTE and IBEW Tree Trim Academy is recruiting now!
Take your career to new heights! The DTE and IBEW Tree Trim Academy is providing Detroiters a path to a stable career in skilled trades. Participants in the program receive all the training and certification required to begin a career in tree trimming, all while getting paid along the way. If you're ready to apply, click this button to start now:
If you like working outdoors, enjoy working with your hands, like using power tools, and aren't afraid of heights, this could be a great career path for you! Hear from last year's participants below.
- Must be a Detroit resident
- At least 18 years of age
- GED or High School Diploma
- Must be able to pass a drug screen
- Ability to climb trees, work at heights, perform strenuous physical work, and outdoors in all types of weather
This is a record friendly program, with the exception of CSC offenses. Assessment and training will be conducted in English.
Tree Trim Academy phases
Work readiness and customer service through Focus:HOPE - 2 weeks - $50 per day stipend
Tree Trimming Training through DTE Energy - 2 weeks and will be located at the DTE Detroit training site, located near Rouge Park - $100 per day stipend
Class B CDL license training through US Truck Driver Training School - 2 weeks - $100 per day stipend
Successful trainees will achieve Woodsman + status and $15+ per hour, once placed with a contractor. You must work as a Woodsman prior to starting apprenticeship.
IBEW apprenticeship leading to Journeyman status and $28+ per hour pay (average time to reach Journeyman status is 2.5 years).
To find out when the next set of courses begins, or to take part, call 313-494-4300, or visit https://bit.ly/3qhF0pe