Michigan’s Energy Industry Faces Talent Shortage

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Utilities are looking for students interested in energy careers.

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Michigan’s two largest utilities are looking for students who are interested in energy careers. DTE Energy and Consumers Energy are working together to promote “Careers in Energy Week”, October 17 through 21. The Michigan Workforce Development Agency estimates 9.4 percent job growth in the industry through 2024. At the same time, the department says 25 to 50 percent of all energy workers in the state will be eligible to retire within five years. Diane Antishin is DTE’s Vice President of Human Resource Operations. She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller many energy employees earn six-figure salaries, including overhead line workers. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.

Click HERE to learn more about Careers in Energy Week events.

Pat Batcheller
Pat Batcheller


Pat Batcheller, Senior News Editor

Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.

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