More than a dozen students got recently graduated from Grand Rapids Community College, and it's thanks in part to Metallica.

The recent grads were there on scholarship studying welding. They were the first batch of students to benefit from a $100,000 grant from Metallica to connect students to skilled trades, Fox 17 reports.

The band's All Within My Hands Foundation worked with the American Association of Community Colleges on the program.

In a release, Lars Ulrich said,

“All of us in the band feel fortunate that music has provided us the opportunity to be successful doing something we are passionate about. We want to share our success with others so that they can find a job where they can do the same."

GRCC professor, Nick Pinckney told Fox 17,

“I think we’re changing lives. It’s good to see Metallica the group giving back to the community that’s helped them be successful."

You can find out more about the Metallica Scholars grant awarded to GRCC here.

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