Following a competitive selection process conducted by METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation and its partners at American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), nine new schools will receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in their communities. This work is highlighted at a global level by leveraging the influence of METALLICA, who continue to speak out about the dignity of professional trades and community colleges as a means to prepare students for the workforce. To date, the Foundation has provided $4.1 million in grants to career and technical education programs.
The Metallica Scholars initiative is now in its third year and has fundamentally improved the earning potential for students who become Metallica Scholars. Each school intends to prioritize students interested in the skilled trades and those reconnecting to advanced manufacturing careers. Metallica Scholars will be showcased to promote varying skilled trade pathways as a means to economic development.