A Detroit School Receives Needed Updates
Published by: Empowering Michigan - DTE Energy
Detroit’s Payne-Pulliam School of Trade and Commerce is a nonprofit school helping job seekers learn critical life skills from literacy and GED completion to business and technology training, and many others in between. The school has served more than 40,000 students over the past 45 years and has conducted classes since 1976 – in a building that’s now nearly 80 years old. However over time, the historic structure deteriorated to the point that it required a new roof and façade to continue its mission. That’s when Pulliam turned to Tony Tomczak, vice president, corporate services and chief procurement officer, DTE Energy, and board member at Payne-Pulliam for help.