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 with free tuition, certification and testing. 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.
Medshore Ambulance is offering this course in partnership with Tri-County Technical College (TCTC). Classroom instruction is provided by TCTC instructors at Medshore’s headquarters in Anderson, and students will complete clinical and shift ride-alongs at Medshore on its 9-1-1 and interfacility ambulances. The free, accelerated program for EMT training is the first of its kind in the area.
“The EMS industry has a real need for talented, dedicated students to begin their careers in EMS,” said Medshore Ambulance General Manager Josh Shore. “Medshore Ambulance has positions immediately available for these students, and this course is the first steppingstone towards continuing to develop their skills in EMS or entering other areas of the healthcare and public safety field.”
Medshore Ambulance will accept an initial 12 students into its EMT class in July; however, the company plans to offer this course again in the fall and 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 free course will be fully trained and onboarded to begin working on a Medshore ambulance in eight weeks upon passing the national registry exam. The course is offered with a two-year employment commitment.
“By providing a free class and a wage for them to complete training full-time, we hope to remove all financial barriers towards that goal,” said Medshore Ambulance Vice President of Operations Jason Cooke. “Upon passing their exam, our students are immediately able to work on an ambulance making up to $30,000 a year job. With a company-sponsored paramedic class, they can advance their career to make up to $45,000 a year in a short time. This is a great opportunity.”
To apply, interested individuals should fill out an application at //medshore.com/TrainingAcademy by June 30, 2020. Hiring managers will follow up to schedule an interview and to coordinate an aptitude test provided by Tri-County Technical College.
The coursework for the class will begin on July 20 and students will graduate from the course to take their national registry exams in September.
Founded in 1976, Medshore Ambulance Service is the largest privately-owned ambulance service in South Carolina and is the 9-1-1 service provider to Anderson, Barnwell and Bamberg counties. Medshore is a member of the Priority Ambulance national family of companies.