Metallica’s foundation gives NOVA nursing program $100K
Band's foundation has given money to community colleges around the country
Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, has awarded Northern Virginia Community College’s nursing program $100,000, according to a news release.
The funding will assist with providing resources for student achievements in the health field and will help students starting their careers in the college’s certified nursing assistant program.
“Our region saw nearly 9,100 job postings for health care positions last quarter. This data highlights the critical need to grow the regional talent pipeline,” said Steven Partridge, vice president of strategy, research and workforce innovation at NOVA, in a statement. “We are honored to partner with Metallica, AWMH and AACC to expand training opportunities and remove barriers to enable more individuals to pursue their career in health care.”
The Metallica Scholars Initiative was designed to support students while elevating the importance of career and technical education. The initiative is in its third year.
Metallica’s foundation has given money to community colleges all over the country.
“As a touring entity, we are in direct involvement with multiple essential career choices along our path — from electrical, professional driving, culinary, mechanical, maintenance, public safety, logistical organizers; and that just scratches the surface — 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,” James Hetfield, Metallica’s vocalist/guitarist and co-founder, said in a statement.