Metallica Scholars is a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students who are looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. In 2019, ten colleges from across the country received $100,000 each to support more than 1,000 students training to enter the American workforce.
The success of the program prompted us to expand the program to 15 schools in 2020, then 23 schools in 2021, and in 2022 - our fourth year funding workforce education - we are proud to support 32 schools in 27 states. Partnering with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, DC-based organization that represents the nation’s 1,103 community colleges, the Metallica Scholars awards were selected via a competitive application process and are designed to provide support of relevant job skill training for community college students, reinvest in communities that supported Metallica during its recent United States tours, and leverage the influence of Metallica to elevate the importance of career and technical education.