Thanks to Metallica, a good education is now within the hands of students at a 10 community colleges around the U.S. Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides financial assistance to enhance career and technical education programs. Ten colleges from across the country will receive $100,000 to support more than 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce. These students will then become the first Metallica Scholars. The band partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges where the Metallica Scholars awards were selected via a competitive application process.
“The All Within My Hands Foundation and Metallica are proud to announce this major new initiative,” said Dr. Edward Frank, executive director of AWMH. “While the foundation continues our support for the fight against hunger and emergency community aid, we are now expanding our mission to include support for career and technical education. The goal of our Metallica Scholars Initiative is to improve career opportunities for community college students in the trades. Equally, we hope to raise the awareness of the tremendous importance, value and impact of the education provided by our nation’s community college system. The foundation and the band are thrilled by the quality of proposals we received from these colleges, and are excited to do our part to help educate students so that they have the skills and training necessary to find meaningful and well-paying jobs in their communities.”