College receives second year of funding from Grammy Award-winning band, Mettalica's foundation; monies cover eight career programs.
College of Lake County (CLC) students will rock on another year! $100,000 in scholarships will be available for students studying in career programs through Metallica's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH).
CLC was selected as one of 10 community colleges in the country to receive this heavy metal grant for the second consecutive year.
The funding, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), is part of the Metallica Scholars Initiative sponsored by the multi-Grammy Award-winning band's foundation.
More than 60 CLC students benefited from the grant during the inaugural year.
They received full-tuition scholarships in one of eight career programs: automotive collision repair, automotive technology, electrical engineering technology, computerized numerical controls, laser/photonics/optics, automation/robotics/ mechatronics, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) and welding.
"With more than 700 medical instrument, precision manufacturing and tooling companies in Lake County, the College plays a crucial role in providing a talent pipeline for the local workforce," said CLC President Lori Suddick.
"These scholarships help students pay for classes, equipment and other financial burdens so they can complete their credential and engage in a career that provides them a family sustaining living wage.
We are honored to be selected again for the Metallica Scholars Initiative."