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Idaho Ed News: Heavy Metal Money: Metallica Grant Amplifies North Idaho College

JUNE 26, 2019

The heavy metal band Metallica is about the last place North Idaho College President Rick MacLennan would have expected to find champions of the school’s career-technical education program. But thanks to the band’s foundation, North Idaho College is one of 10 American community colleges participating in the new Metallica Scholars program. As part of the program, the band’s foundation awarded $1 million ($100,000 to each of the 10 colleges) to support CTE, workforce development programs and removing barriers students face while continuing their education and learning a trade.

“It’s not just a typical scholarship,” MacLennan said. “They’re directing support and resources toward obstacles students would not be able to overcome without this support.”

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