Metallica Scholars Initiative
In late 2018, as part of a new workforce education initiative, rock band Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) Foundation awarded Central Piedmont a $100,000 grant to support career and technical education programs. The band partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to select just 10 community colleges from across the country that best demonstrated support of relevant jobs skill training for community college students. The funds help more than 1,000 students across these colleges gain the training they need to enter the workforce.
Programs in Our Metallica Scholars initiative
Central Piedmont is using the grant funds to provide direct support for students enrolled in one of four healthcare career programs, who need financial assistance to complete their studies and become licensed healthcare professionals. The project will target underrepresented students who would not be able to complete their program or obtain credentials without financial support. The focus of this project is on high-demand healthcare programs, including:
For more information about the programs involved in the Metallica Scholars Initiative at Central Piedmont and how to apply for a Metallica scholarship for the fall semester, please call 704.330.6425.
About the All Within My Hands (AWMH) Foundation
The All Within My Hands Foundation was established in 2017 by Metallica as a means to invest in the people and places that have supported the band. It also provides a mechanism for Metallica's fans to become engaged in philanthropy and volunteerism. The foundation is focused on supporting sustainable communities through workforce education (in addition to combating hunger through an alliance with Feeding America), and is fully supported by the band, the AWMH board, and by fans. All expenses of the foundation are covered by the band, the board, and a few special friends, so that 100 percent of donations go to the organizations it supports. AWMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Visit the All Within My Hands Foundation site for more details about the foundation and its work.