THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Legendary rock band Metallica has awarded Lone Star College $100,000 to help students find new careers in health care, transportation, oil and gas, and mechatronics.

“We are extremely grateful for Metallica’s support,” said Linda Leto Head, LSC senior associate vice chancellor, External and Employer Relations. “This grant supports job skill training that is relevant and very much in need. They are funding items that make it difficult for a working parent or sole family provider to attend a community college for fast-track training.”

“The grant can help pay for ‘wraparound services’ such as day care, work uniforms, as well as drug and alcohol tests for students who need assistance,” said Head.

“All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about,” said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in a released statement. “We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same.”

In all, Metallica is awarding a total of $1 million in grants to 10 community colleges across the country to assist more than 1,000 students in obtaining training and help them enter the workforce.

The Metallica Scholars grant is provided by the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges.

In addition to the Metallica grant, other financial aid options are also available to help LSC students and their families pay for college expenses, including tuition, fees, books and supplies.

“This investment Metallica made for our community will pay off for years to come,” said Head.

All Within My Hands is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services. Learn more at AllWithinMyHands.org.

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