University City District

No-Cost EMT Training Through the Skills Initiative

Posted on July 30, 2019

Who should apply?
Goal-oriented, motivated individuals who want to train as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Participants must commit to a full-time training schedule (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm, 8/20/2019-12/31/2019).

Are you eligible?

All applicants must:

  • live in Philadelphia
  • possess a high school diploma or GED
  • hold an active, valid PA driver’s license
  • read at a 10th grade level or higher
  • be physically fit
  • have high-quality people skills
  • be committed to train full-time during the day

In this program, we offer:

  • EMT certification training (a $1,000 value) costs covered by WPSI.
  • A weekly stipend while in training.
  • Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in over 90% of WPSI graduates finding employment.
  • The opportunity to interview for open positions within the Philadelphia Fire Department upon successful completion of the program and NREMT exam.
  • An accelerated connection to a career you love and the life you want!

What is WPSI?
The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a training program which connects you to the tools, behaviors and supports you need to build a career that can change your life, your family and your community.


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