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Student Grants Available for EMT Training
Looking for San Mateo County minority male residents, ages 18 - 26. Apps due 11/17!


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 November 17, 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.

In addition to the student grant, enrolled San Mateo County students may qualify for a part-time job with the American Medical Response (AMR) San Mateo County. AMR, a local ambulance provider, is willing –for those enrolled students who meet their hiring requirements –to offer part-time employment as a pathway to an EMT job. The entry-level hourly wage for an EMT in San Mateo County is $17.60 or approximately $48,000 a year.

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 November 17, 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. If you have questions related to the application process or would like support developing your application, please contact our Senior Community Health Planner, Belen Seara via email, or phone at 650-573-2319.

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.