Auto Trade School Receives Grant from Metallica

The band Metallica is giving a $100,000 grant to Clackamas Community College to enhance its career and technical education programs.

“CCC is proud to provide a cost-effective education for students to pursue ‘metals’ careers working in automotive, welding and computer controlled machine manufacturing in greater Portland,” CCC President Tim Cook said. “For metals students, tuition is only half the battle. Our students, many of whom are low income, struggle to purchase the tools and textbooks needed for successful study, apprenticeship and employment in their chosen careers. I believe elevating the profile of career and technical education through Metallica Scholars could forge a path out of poverty for many in our community.”

CCC will use the funding to purchase tools, textbooks, personal protective equipment for low-income students studying computer numerical control, industrial technology, welding and automotive technology.

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