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Student Grants Available for EMT Training
Looking for San Mateo County minority male residents, ages 18 - 26. Apps due 3/31!


The Emergency Medical Services Corps program of Alameda County is now seeking San Mateo County applicants. The EMS Corps program is a renowned training that focuses on preparing underrepresented young males to enter the health care and emergency medical services fields. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017.

The EMS Corps is a 5-month full-time training with supportive youth development services to help young minority males obtain an Emergency Medical Technician certificate. Certified participants will be able to access entry-level positions in the health care and emergency medical services fields. Selected San Mateo County applicants will receive a $5,000 student grant to complete the training.

This opportunity for San Mateo County residents is possible thanks to a new partnership between the San Mateo County Health System and the Emergency Medical Services Corps program of Alameda County.

Who are we looking for? San Mateo County minority male residents between the ages of 18 and 26 who are interested in building a fulfilling career in emergency medical services and are motivated to learn.

The program does not require prior experience in the health care field; the program requires a high school diploma or GED and a driver’s license. For more information on program requirements, please click here.

The application deadline is March 31, 2017. Please click here to access the online application. For more information on the program you can check the EMS Corps brochure and the fact sheet. You can also call the director of the program, Michael Gibson, at 510-618-2050 or email him at

The location of the training is at 1000 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA, right next to the San Leandro BART station.

If you know a potential candidate, please share this information.

For any additional information on this pilot program, please contact Belén Seara.