Lancaster EMS Announces: 1st Full-Time EMT Academy Program- “Learn While You Earn”
Lancaster, PA- The Education Department from Lancaster EMS proudly announces “Learn While You Earn” program. This is our 1st full-time academy for eligible candidates to earn a PA Bureau of EMS approved EMT-Basic Certification. This program is a collaborative effort between Lancaster EMS and PACareerLink.
Eligible candidates will be hired as Full-Time Lancaster EMS employees, and compensated at a training wage of $13.00/ hr. while in attendance at our PA Bureau of EMS EMT- Basic certification course (minimum of 40 hours per week). Upon successful completion of the program and after obtaining their PA Bureau of EMS certification, the employee will be promoted to EMT-B with the commensurate pay rate increase to $15.00/hr. and associated benefits. Candidates will also agree to an 18-month employment commitment to Lancaster EMS post certification. EMT Candidates will be recruited from the general population with emphasis on the High School graduating Senior.
Classes will be held at the Lancaster EMS Millersville Station (100 East Charlotte Street, Millersville PA 17551), beginning in September from 1400 – 2100 hours. We anticipate the First academy class to be completed by mid-December 2021 with candidates working effective January 1, 2022.
Recruitment efforts will begin April 1, 2021. The application and employment process will consist of a phone interview, program entrance assessments as well as be personally interviewed by a formal panel of Lancaster EMS current employees. Following completion of all pre-acceptance processes the individual will either be offered a position or placed on a potential candidate waitlist.