LSCS has received a total of $225,000 from the foundation over the past three years, according to the college system.
"We are so grateful for the amazing generosity of Metallica and their All Within My Hands Foundation,” LSCS Chancellor Stephen Head said in a news release. “Their support of workforce education will make a real difference in the lives of the students who benefit from this grant.”
According to the news release, LSCS intends to prioritize the grant to support welding and manufacturing technician noncredit programs with a focus on helping women in particular to join these in-demand careers. It is estimated that just 7.5% of all welders are women.
“As a touring entity we are in direct involvement with multiple essential career choices along our path,” said James Hetfield, Metallica vocalist/guitarist and co-founder, in the release. “From electrical, professional driving, culinary, mechanical maintenance, public safety, logistical organizers. Those, along with a multitude of other technical careers, make our touring and our performances possible. We are passionate and grateful to these trades and tradespeople.”
All Within My Hands 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.