Free EMT training available to qualified high school graduates

Free EMS training available to qualified high school graduates
EMS training program (Photo courtesy of EMS Corps.).

By Kathy Chouteau

Locals between the ages of 18-26 years old can receive free training as an emergency medical technician (EMT) as part of a training program being offered via a partnership between the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County and EMS Corps.

No experience is necessary, but to be eligible for the EMT Training Program, participants should have a high school diploma or GED; be between 19-26 years old; and meet the EMS background requirements.

The program’s evening classes will be held three days a week both online and in-person at Contra Costa College starting in November 2021 and ending in March 2022. According to program organizers, the program completion will lead to job placement with a starting pay of $20-$30 per hour.

College credit, uniforms/equipment, bonus compensation and a certificate will be received by participants upon completion of the program. Additional pathways into other healthcare careers will also be an option upon completion, per organizers.

For more info about the program, click here. Questions? Contact John Marshall at 510-987-6505 or [email protected] or Jed Silver at [email protected]