Robinson Supports Careers in Energy Week

National movement encourages students to pursue energy careers
Friday, October 18, 2019

DETROIT — As a part of the sixth annual Careers in Energy Week, state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) attended an event at the DTE Trombly Service Center alongside more than 100 students from Hamtramck High School, Randolph Career and Technical Center and other area high schools. Rep. Robinson worked with Hamtramck Superintendent Jaleelah Hassan Ahmed to encourage Hamtramck students to participate in the event. Students learned about different career paths in the energy industry and participated in various hands-on activities and live demonstrations.

“I was pleased that so many of our students participated in Careers in Energy Week tour at the Trombly Service Center,” said Robinson. “As we move toward a more sustainable and renewable energy economy, skilled workers will be even more invaluable than they are now. That’s why I was so excited to participate and accompany some of our students to this event. Careers in Energy is a great way to learn about possible future professions for our young people. I am committed to continuing promoting and increasing access to the skilled trades to our students and other Michiganders looking to change industries.”

The Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium (MEWDC) is the sponsor of Careers in Energy Week in Michigan. Its mission is to expand talent pipelines at the high school and community college levels. MEWDC helped DTE plan the Trombly Service event.  

“Thank you to Representative Robinson for always supporting our school district and our community. He asked our students to join the DTE Energy Career Awareness Week, knowing that Hamtramck Public Schools is an asset-based district. We look at the strengths of our students and support our students to become confident learners in their areas of strength and interest,” said Ahmed. “We are excited to have our students participate in the DTE Energy Career Awareness Week. We will be seeking long term partnerships with DTE to grow a pool of skilled workers to join DTE in the future. Knowing the shortage of skilled workers that are in the workforce, students have the option to learn more about energy-related jobs. This exposure will have a positive impact on our students as they make decisions to join the workforce to ensure that these high demand jobs have skilled workers, and the industry doesn’t face a major shortage.”