Article from Truckers News
Truckers News Staff (TN)
"The CDL program at a Kentucky community college has gotten a boost from one of the best-selling heavy metal bands.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College recently held an event to showcase its driver training program and announced the next phase of a scholarship program supported by Metallica, the popular 30-year-old metal band.
According to a statement from the college, the Wherever I May Roam Truck Driving Academy, named for a Metallica song, is a part of ECTC’s collaboration with the Metallica Scholars Initiative. The event featured an unveiling of a new truck wrap. The scholars program is supported by the foundation created by the band.
“The Metallica Scholars Initiative has proven time and time again that they are fully committed to promoting and supporting technical education and training,” said Mike Hazzard, dean of Workforce Solutions and Technical Programs. “This year, the program expanded and now provides scholarships to CDL students, and Metallica has lent their name to help us grow awareness for this high-demand, lucrative career field.”"
"The Metallica Scholars Initiative, funded by Metallica’s All Within My Hands and led by the American Association of Community Colleges, has provided more than 100 scholarships to CDL and advanced manufacturing students at ECTC, the college said."