The 2023/2024 academic year launched a new workforce education initiative, created by rock band Metallica’s Foundation, All Within My Hands (AWMH). Oxnard College was awarded a $100,000 grant to support career and technical education programs. The AWMH partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to select community colleges from across the country that best demonstrated support of relevant jobs skill training for community college students.
To date, the Metallica Scholars Initiative has helped over 4,150 students pursuing careers in the trades. To date, Metallica and AWMH have invested over six million dollars in the American workforce through career education programs like those at Oxnard College.
Metallica Scholars is a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. These programs provide skills and services to students looking to enter a traditional trade or other applied learning program. Oxnard College is hoping to leverage this seed funding to expand and sustain the program to ensure more local students have the support they need to pursue career and technical training.