Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) Foundation has launched the Metallica Scholars Initiative led by AACC. The program will consist of $100,000 grants to fund direct support of career and technical education programs.
AACC and AWMH Foundation believe this is a uniquely positioned effort that will:
- Provide support of relevant job skill training for community college students.
- Reinvest in the communities that supported Metallica during their recent United States tours (e.g. 2017-2019 United States tour sites) by connecting students to skill-building opportunities that bridge the talent needs of employers using the community college system.
- Leverage the influence of the leadership of Metallica to elevate the importance and dignity of career and technical education.
AACC and AWMH Foundation will provide ten (10) $100,000 grants to 10 eligible AACC member colleges over one year (December 1, 2018-November 30, 2019). The funds will provide direct support for:
- Students (e.g., purchase of student safety gear, learning materials, scholarships, tuition offset, etc.).
- A national effort to promote and showcase career and technical education as a pathway to well-paying jobs.
- Staff time and travel to receive AACC technical assistance inclusive of attendance at AACC’s 2019 Workforce Development Institute.
If you would like to apply to the Metallica Scholars Initiative, please confirm both your membership status and location eligibility, as follows:
- Applicants must be a current AACC member. If you are unsure if your community college is currently an AACC member, please check AACC’s community college finder, and
- Applicants must be in the communities within 50 miles of where Metallica performed or plan to perform during their United States tours from 2017 to their 2019 listings. Please visit Metallica’s tour page to view past and future United States tour sites. Colleges that are outside the radius of 50 miles from the city listed on the tour site will not be eligible to apply.
Responses are due NO LATER THEN NOVEMBER 1, 2018, AT NOON (ET).
Early submissions are welcomed. Applications will be reviewed and scored as outlined in the RFP. Colleges will be selected based upon application scoring, geographic and demographic diversity, and in conjunction with the funder’s approval. All colleges will receive notification (selected and non-selected) in December 2018.
For more information please contact Jen Worth, AACC Senior Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.