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UK HealthCare offering 16-week Emergency Medical Technician training program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb 8, 2024) — UK HealthCare is hosting a 16-week program to become a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Those interested are invited to apply for the program through UK jobs. Applicants who are accepted will be hired as a STEPS employee for the duration of the program.

The cost of educational materials and training will be covered and participants will receive $15 an hour during their scheduled classroom, clinical and ride along instruction.

Class times will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5-8:30 p.m. and one Saturday per month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Program leaders say the goal is to get EMTs trained and lead them to job opportunities at UK HealthCare and beyond.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 16. Learn more about the program and apply here.

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