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$500,000 Gable Grants Benefitting Metallica Scholars

JUNE 24, 2024

We’re teaming up with the Lowe’s Foundation to amplify our support for workforce education!

Lowe’s Foundation, the latest organization to join an incredible roster of AWMH partners, is already committed to ensuring the next generation of builders can meet the demands of our modern world. That is why it is donating $500,000 to the Metallica Scholars Initiative. We are proud to be the latest Gable Grants recipient, helping shine a light on fulfilling careers in the skilled trades.

This funding will benefit hundreds of students across five schools, expanding our support for training, equipment, certifications, and wraparound services at the community college level. 

“Partnering with programs like the Metallica Scholars Initiative is key to the Lowe’s Foundation’s efforts to ensure the next generation of builders can meet the demands of our modern world. As we bring our shared goal to life and strengthen the skilled trades pipeline, we’re excited to see students unlocking their full potential through these transformative careers.”

Janice Dupré, Executive Vice President of Human Resources | Chair
Lowe's | Lowe’s Foundation

“Now entering its sixth year, the Metallica Scholars Initiative is an exceptional program focused on workforce education that has proven to be a galvanizing force across the community college ecosystem. We are honored to partner with the Lowe’s Foundation to grow the trades while positively impacting many lives.”

Peter Delgrosso, Executive Director
All Within My Hands 

This donation supports Metallica Scholars at:

Pima Community College (Tucson, Arizona) will use its funding to support Metallica Scholars training for HVAC, carpentry, electrical and plumbing careers. The program also includes comprehensive career advising.

College of Lake County (Grayslake, Illinois) will use its funding to recruit and retain a cohort of students who are training to join the local manufacturing workforce. The college will receive tools and a range of support for students pursuing certificates or degrees, including HVAC, welding, and automotive careers.

San Juan College (Farmington, New Mexico) will use its funding to support students in traditional construction programs and automotive technology. With a priority on low-income individuals, the college offers a range of wraparound services, from tools and equipment to gas cards and books.

Western Dakota Technical College (Rapid City, South Dakota) will use its funding to cover tuition, textbooks, tools, and student services in its construction and plumbing programs.

Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) will use its funding to support hands-on career exploration and scholarships while it promotes “heavy metal” careers (automotive/diesel, HVAC, trucking, welding).

About The Lowe’s Foundation

The Lowe’s Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization founded by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), is helping develop a community of skilled tradespeople to build and revitalize our homes, neighborhoods, and infrastructure for the future. From 2023 through 2027, the Lowe’s Foundation is investing $50 million to help prepare 50,000 people for skilled trades careers through grants to community and technical colleges, community-based nonprofit organizations and national nonprofit partners with a strong local presence. To learn more about the Lowe's Foundation, visit and follow on Instagram, X, Facebook, and LinkedIn.