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Metallica donates $100,000 to SCC for workforce education

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Spokane Community College President Kevin Brockbank wears a Metallica t-shirt under his suit jacket to work on Tuesday. SCC got a $100,000 grant from the band’s foundation. (Spokane Community College)
Spokane Community College President Kevin Brockbank wears a Metallica t-shirt under his suit jacket to work on Tuesday. SCC got a $100,000 grant from the band’s foundation. (Spokane Community College)

The world-famous metal band Metallica donated $100,000 to Spokane Community College, the school announced Thursday, saying the money will bolster workforce education programs.

SCC was selected by the band’s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands, as one of 10 colleges to receive money, according to a SCC news release.

“SCC plans to use the Metallica money to serve adults in the community who may need to get their GED or get extra support as they move from basic education into college credit classes,” the news release stated. “This could include extra support with college costs, additional staff support or special classes that bridge the learning from basic education to college courses.”

The school said the names of the students who will benefit from the donation will be dubbed the “Metallica Scholars.”

All Within My Hands partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges to receive grant proposals from schools. Other colleges selected include North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene and Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon.

The band played a sold-out show in Spokane on Dec. 2 and announced a $10,000 donation to local food bank Second Harvest.

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