Elizabethtown Community and Technical College was selected from a field of community colleges across the country to receive $50,000 for students in the community.

Funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands and led by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Metallica Scholars Initiative was designed to support students while also elevating career and technical education, according to a news release.

“This work is highlighted at a global level by leveraging the influence of Metallica who continue to speak out on the dignity of professional trades and community colleges that prepare students,” according to a news release.

The Metallica Scholars Initiative is in its third year and has “fundamentally improved” the earning potential for students who become Metallica Scholars.

This is the second year the initiative has supported ECTC students, and the new funding will provide scholarships to truck driving students in the ECTC Workforce Solutions Commercial Driver’s License program and students in advanced manufacturing programs.

Metallica Scholars will be showcased to promote varying skilled trade pathways as a means to economic development.

“As Metallica Scholars, students have an incredible opportunity to offset costs and start a new career with high earning potential in as little as four weeks,” ECTC President and CEO Juston Pate said.

Details about the scholarships will be announced at elizabethtown.kctcs.edu next week.

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