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Fox 17, West Michigan: Metallica Expanding GRCC Program With Help of Wolverine

AUGUST 18, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More students at Grand Rapids Community College will be able to learn skills needed to rock out in their career, thanks to another big investment by a heavy metal band.

Metallica Scholars, along with Rockford-based Wolverine, is providing a $100,000 grant to GRCC to expand it's workforce training options. The money is part of a collaborative effort between the band's All Within My Hands Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges.

This isn't the first time Metallica has partnered with GRCC. In 2018 it was 1 of 10 colleges to receive money in an initial round of grants. GRCC used the funds to start an intensive welding program that takes less time to complete and features smaller class sizes.

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