DTE TREE Trim Academy
In partnership with DTE, Focus: HOPE offers a seven-week tree trimming program. The program is designed to provide specific training at different intervals with each of the partnering organizations. The Focus: HOPE team is responsible for recruitment, selection, work readiness training, supportive services, and overall coordination of the tree trim program. To learn more click here: DTE Tree Trim Academy
Week One and Two
Work Readiness at Focus: HOPE:
Students are immersed into the Focus: HOPE 5A’s (attendance, attitude, academics, appearance and accountability), daily affirmation statements, enrichment/introduction to remote learning, computer literacy, resume preparation, interview skills, financial literacy, team building and preparation and certification for the Certified Business Professional – Customer Service. In addition, students review the Secretary of State handbook preparation for the TIP (Temporary Instructional Permit) exam.
Weeks Three and Four
On-site at DTE’s Detroit Tree Trimming Academy:
Students learn safety protocols, fitness, the proper tying of knots, how to climb properly and the identification of trees.
Weeks Five and Six:
Truck Driver Training School:
Students are prepared and tested for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL -B).The Focus: HOPE team is responsible for the recruitment, selection, work readiness training, supportive services, and overall coordination of the program.
Beginning wages will start at $19.15 w/ CDL as woodsman/driver.
Weeks Seven (if applicable):
Select tree trim students will be eligible to participate in the all new and highly sought after Pesticide Applicator certification.
This certification will be an additional week of training for those students selected to participate.