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Tree-trimming skills taught to prison inmates
By monroenews.com
Published: 07/17/2019

DETROIT — DTE has partnered with the Michigan Department of Corrections to develop and launch a unique program to train prison inmates for careers in tree trimming, helping to fill open, in demand positions.

“I’ve learned from my peers — both in Michigan and in other states — that returning citizens who are looking for a second chance in life can be among your very best and most loyal employees,” said Gerry Anderson, DTE executive chairman.

“They just need to be given a chance. A criminal record shouldn’t be a life sentence of unemployment,” Anderson said.

The first class of 24 tree trimmers began June 10 and they will finish in the next six to nine months.

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  1. phamyen on 07/23/2019:

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  2. theshoppermom on 07/20/2019:

    That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. www.theshoppermom.com


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