The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Launches First Virtual Training for EMTs in Partnership with Drexel

Two EMTs helping an injured woman.
Aug 18, 2020 40 days ago

Starting today, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) is launching a partnership with Drexel University to train aspiring Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam. Unlike the majority of Skills Initiative training programs, this cohort will serve all Philadelphia residents, regardless of zip code.

This unique partnership blends virtual and in-person programming, and is the first WPSI training opportunity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 13-week curriculum will consist of WPSI foundational classes conducted virtually, followed by a hybrid of in-person and virtual EMT training classes. The program concludes with an in-person administration of the NREMT exam on Saturday, December 19th.

The Skills Initiative are recruiting goal-oriented, motivated individuals with high-quality people skills across Philadelphia for this program. Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, reside within the city of Philadelphia, possess a high school diploma or GED and valid PA driver’s license, be physically strong and agile, and read at an 11th grade level or higher. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, September 1st at 5 PM.

Interested applicants can visit our careers page to learn about the program and submit an application. 

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