A brief overview of Tartan Residential’s Workforce Housing Development Initiative:
“A legendary heavy-metal band is helping Houston-area students prepare for careers in oil and gas and other industries.
The Metallica Scholars Initiative, created by the band’s nonprofit All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH), and footwear and apparel firm Wolverine (NYSE: WWW) have donated $100,000 in scholarships to Lone Star College (LSC) students pursuing traditional trades and other applied learning careers. The donation, which Wolverine supplemented with free boots and other items, has provided direct funding to 120 LSC students.”
“Founded in 2017, All Within My Hands Foundation is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services…. AWMH supports workforce education through the Metallica Scholars initiative, which is currently in its first year…. Our intended result is that approximately 1,000 students receive instruction enabling them to get higher paying jobs. In most cases this isn’t the accomplished by attending school for two years to receive an associate’s degree, but rather the result of a three- or six-month certificate program.”
Discover an innovative program that incentivizes workforce training so residents can improve their skills and eventually purchase their first house.
“Community colleges should accept and champion that they are the nation’s primary provider of job-focused education and training.”