CCBC awarded $100,000 for Metallica scholarships
Jan 25, 2019CCBC will be able to better support students preparing to enter the workforce thanks to a $100,000 Metallica Scholars Initiative grant designated for student supports. The initiative is funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH).
This major workforce education initiative 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. CCBC is one of 10 community colleges from across the country chosen through a competitive proposal process to receive $100,000 to support students training to enter the American workforce. These students will become the first cohort of Metallica Scholars.
“CCBC is excited to play a role in Metallica’s philanthropic efforts to support community college students,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “This grant will enable 40 of CCBC’s students to pursue careers in medical front office training and building and apartment maintenance – a career path that can lead to sustainable jobs that can support families.”
“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.”