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Metallica is giving $1 million to education.
Yes, that’s a “1” with six zeros behind it.
The mighty metal band’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) is launching a “workforce education initiative” intended to provide “direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs,” according to a news release.
These are programs aimed at helping students who are pursuing “a traditional trade or other applied learning program.”
“All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about,” drummer Lars Ulrich explained of why the foundation chose workforce education as part of its mission. “We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”
The money will be divided so that “10 colleges from across the country will receive $100,000 to support more than 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce” and “hese students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars,” according to the news release.
“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 …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment