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All Within My Hands Foundation launches fifth year of ‘Metallica Scholars Initiative’

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Metallica’s foundation All Within My Hands (AWMH) announced year five of the ‘Metallica Scholars Initiative’ with an additional $1.85 million to expand programs across colleges throughout the country.

Said drummer Lars Ulrich: “The Metallica Scholars Initiative is so important to us because we are seeing results. Five years in, with the help of community colleges across the country, we are helping people fill these essential jobs which require skills and training. We are so proud and grateful that we can facilitate this program.”

The Metallica Scholars Initiative marks its fifth year with the addition of 11 new colleges to its existing 31-college roster, and n ow directly supports 42 community colleges across 33 states in the U.S. to enhance their career and technical education programs. Metallica and their foundation have invested over $6 million in the American workforce to date.

All Within My Hands Executive Director Peter Delgrosso said: “Reaffirming a commitment to career and technical education at the local level, each new school brings incredible opportunities to a thriving and growing community. With the launch of the fifth year of the program, we will now have supported well over 5,000 Metallica Scholars across workforce education. The Metallica Scholars Initiative is a strong and cooperative community of the nation’s best community colleges creating a supportive climate for participants to communicate directly and share best practices. As a result, our Metallica Scholars leave the program well-trained and confident. Ultimately the impact is felt in their local communities, and on the national scale, as Metallica Scholars enter the workforce and fill, or create, much needed workforce and technical positions.”

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