The DTE Foundation prioritizes supporting programs and organizations that provide equitable access to educational and employment opportunities for underserved youth and adults. Efforts supported by the Foundation offer educational opportunities that build skills towards employability and job readiness, provide exposure to new career opportunities, and deliver greater accessibility to skill development and career pathways by removing barriers.
Living and Learning Enrichment Center’s Exceptional Academy was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to support their innovative technology-driven job training and certification program. Serving metro Detroit area adults with disabilities, the Academy offers 30-40 weeks of IT training focusing on attaining CCNA-Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. The program also provides assistance with securing internships, resume-writing, interview preparation, and job placement. The Living and Learning Enrichment Center’s Exceptional Academy is thankful to the DTE Foundation for their support of our organization and our students.