Medshore Ambulance is offering the chance to become an EMT for free in just eight weeks. The company is now accepting applications for an EMT-Basic course to be held in Bamberg County, SC with free tuition, certification and testing provided by Denmark Technical College supported by the U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to Apprenticeship Carolina, a division of the South Carolina Technical College System. To further remove barriers to entering the EMS field, Medshore Ambulance is also offering a training wage and full benefits package as a full-time employee during classroom hours throughout the course with an employment commitment.
“The demand for dedicated students who are ready to begin their careers in EMS has never been greater, particularly in rural areas where health care staffing and access has become increasingly challenging,” said Phil Clarke, Medshore Ambulance operations manager for Bamberg and Barnwell counties. “By providing a free class and immediate full-time employment to complete training on an accelerated timeline, we hope to remove any financial barriers for local people interested in serving their community as an EMT. EMT National Registry certification is the first step in what we hope will be a long and promising career in a growing industry.”
Medshore Ambulance is offering this course in partnership with Denmark Technical College (DTC). Classroom instruction will be held at DTC, and students will complete clinical and shift ride-alongs at Medshore on its 9-1-1 and interfacility ambulances.
Upon passing the certification exam, EMTs are ready to work on an ambulance making up to $30,000 a year with room to grow up to $45,000 with additional shift-friendly, sponsored paramedic certification.
Medshore Ambulance will accept 12-14 students into its EMT class that begins June 21. The company plans to offer this course again on a regular schedule in the future. Applicants not accepted into this program will have the opportunity to put their application forward for future classes.
Those accepted into the course will be fully trained and onboarded to begin working on a Medshore ambulance upon passing the National Registry exam. The course is offered with a two-year employment commitment.
To apply, fill out an application at www.Medshore.com/EMTBasicClassBamberg by May 26, 2021. Applicants will receive instructions to take an aptitude test provided by DTC at the college on May 21-27, 2021. Finally, hiring managers will follow up to schedule an interview.
The coursework for the class will begin on June 21 and will continue for eight weeks. Students will graduate from the course to take the National Registry exam.
Founded in 1976, Medshore Ambulance is the largest privately-owned ambulance service in South Carolina. Medshore Ambulance is the 9-1-1 service provider to Anderson, Barnwell and Bamberg counties and serves medical facilities in Lexington, Richland, Sumter, Florence and Dillon counties. Medshore Ambulance is a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies.
For more information, visit www.medshore.com.