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Detroit! Ready to climb your way to the top…of trees that is. DTE is offering a six week program that helps people learn how to become a line-clearance tree trimmer in a growing industry.

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This is a job that requires a lot of physical training and can be extremely dangerous, however it does teach people who have a fear of heights how to conquer that fear and get a job that pays well. Mayor Mike Duggan says that,¬† “For folks in the city, you come out of this academy, you start out as an apprentice at $16 an hour, within a couple of months, you go to $18 an hour. You end up with ¬†jobs that pay over $60,000 a year.” So, Detroit if you are looking to make some money and are up to the physical challenge, log onto empoweringmichigan.com/tree-trim-academy for more information.