Metallica Scholars Stories

Valencia College has been selected as one of 15 colleges in the country to receive a $100,000 grant from the legendary heavy metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation through its “Metallica Scholars Initiative” workforce program.

Jason Becker

Jason Becker first learned to weld in high school. He was just 15 when he struck his first arc and was hooked. 

Joshua and Jessica Sylvester

Brother and sister Joshua and Jessica Sylvester were working in Amazon warehouse jobs when they decided that they wanted jobs that were more satisfying — and more secure.

Emma Lynn Ponds

Behind the Bay: Metallica Scholar finds empowerment through welding.