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Student Grants Available for EMT Training
Looking for San Mateo County male residents of color, ages 18 - 26. Apps due 6/29/18


The Emergency Medical Services Corps program of Alameda County is now seeking San Mateo County applicants for its second cohort. The San Mateo County Health System is partnering with this nationally-renowned program to train local entry-level emergency medical technicians, remove economic barriers for residents most impacted by health inequities, and increase the diversity of the local medical responder and health workforce. Applications must be submitted by June 29, 2018.

The EMS Corps is a 5-month full-time training with supportive youth development services to help young men of color from disadvantaged backgrounds 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 that can grow into a thriving career trajectory. Selected San Mateo County applicants will receive a $5,000 student grant to complete the training.

In addition to the student grant, graduates will be placed into jobs with healthcare employers and ambulance providers. American Medical Response (AMR) of San Mateo County, a local ambulance provider, will also offer program graduates who meet their hiring requirements the opportunity to interview for part-time EMT or Vehicle Services Technician positions. 

Who are we looking for? San Mateo County male residents of color between the ages of 18 and 26 who are interested in building a fulfilling career in emergency medical services, have a disadvantaged or underrepresented background, 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 the program requirements, please click here

The application deadline is June 29, 2018

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 Community Health Planner, Grace Streltzov, via email at or phone at 650-573-2935.

The trainings are held at 1000 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, CA, right next to the San Leandro BART station.

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