CCBC support from Metallica Scholars Initiative continues

Jul 03, 2022

CCBC returns for its fourth year as part of the Metallica Scholar program and will receive $10,000 to continue transforming the future of students in the community. The initiative is funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

Since establishing the Metallica Scholars Initiative in 2019, All Within My Hands (AWMH) has been working with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to provide direct support for career and technical education programs across the US. Having grown from a concept to a thriving educational strategy that focuses on enhancing skills while providing services to students looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has generated a proven and measurable impact. This year AWMH replicated the program further by adding 10 more schools to the roster, investing $1.8 million to expand in year four.

CCBC received $100,000 during the first year of the Metallica Scholar program which was used to assist students in medical front office training and building and apartment maintenance. While the 10 additional schools marked to participate in this scholarship initiative will receive the largest awards, CCBC is happy to continue with the program and will use its funding to support students in the CDL program.

“Our goal for the Metallica Scholars Initiative is to shine a light on workforce education and support the next generation of tradespeople. With the addition of the 2022-2023 Metallica Scholars program, our grants will reach over 2,000 men and women in 32 community colleges across 27 states. We are honored to support these students of all ages and backgrounds and look forward to growing the program even farther in the future.” – Pete Delgrosso, Executive Director, All Within My Hands.

“CCBC is thankful for Metallica’s philanthropic efforts in supporting community college students,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “This grant will enable more of CCBC’s students to pursue careers within the trucking industry – a career path that can lead to sustainable jobs that can support families.”

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