NJ partnership secures $40K training grant for EMT certification

CareerWorks will also link newly certified EMTs to employers

Herald Online

NEWARK, N.J. — CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative announced today that it has awarded a $40,000 grant to MONOC Mobile Health Services to train 24 Newark jobseekers to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). CareerWorks and MONOC – the largest Emergency Medical Services employer in New Jersey and a leading EMS training provider – have partnered with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, which will serve as both the training site for the course that begins today, as well as the provider of 10-hour internships required for state certification. CareerWorks will link those who acquire certification directly with employers who hire newly-certified EMTs, such as private ambulance companies.

“This is a unique opportunity. You simply can’t get EMT training currently in Newark that offers occupational training and a career pathway for Newark job seekers and then links them to employers who are hiring,” said Kathy Weaver, Vice President of Programs, Newark Alliance, the host organization of the CareerWorks initiative.

The Victoria Foundation, a CareerWorks funder, sponsors this pilot program. Other CareerWorks funders include the Prudential Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Nicholson Foundation, Garfield Foundation and PNC Bank. CareerWorks, a regional collaborative, pools and leverages funders’ investments to seed innovative workforce solutions for adults who need short-term skills development and businesses in search of skilled healthcare workers.

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