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EMT training begins March 4 at Metro Tech

EMT training begins March 4 at Metro Tech

OKLAHOMA CITY – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training begins Friday, March 4, at Metro Technology Centers’ Springlake Campus, Health Careers Center located at 1720 Springlake Drive.

Similar to the nursing crisis, emergency responders across the nation are experiencing a workforce shortage. State average response times have increased during critical situations especially in rural areas. Metro Tech has been able to respond quickly to these needs with quality career training.

“Education and healthcare requirements prove the blended program can be done without sacrificing quality,” said Jason Lankford, adult education coordinator at Metro Tech. “The rigorous curriculum will prepare with student knowledge and competency while meeting clinical competency hours.”

“We have several strong partnerships, locally and across the state, to deliver EMT training to help ease the current staffing shortage,” said Lankford. “I am excited to see Metro Tech’s dedication to increase the healthcare workforce needs of our community.” Training will be offered as often as demand requires.

Metro Tech will join with Heartland Medical Direction, a private industry healthcare partner, to administer the program. Dr. Bill Worden with Heartland Medical will serve as the medical director overseeing the program.

“We frequently hear about the difficulties in obtaining training for individuals wanting to start a career in EMS,” said Worden. “This partnership between Heartland and Metro Tech will allow us to bring high quality EMT certification training to students across the state.”

“One of the great advantages in working with Career Tech is our ability to quickly partner with business and industry to develop programming for high demand careers,” said Metro Technology Centers Superintendent Aaron Collins. “We are committed to meeting the workforce needs of Oklahoma.”

Flexibility in career training allows the design of this 12-week program to be a blended course that includes online lecture, in-person labs and clinical rotations on the ambulance and in the emergency department. Parts of the training will be conducted at Metro Tech’s partner agencies including Emergency Medical Services Authority, Pafford EMS, Integris Health and Oklahoma ER and Hospital.

EMT orientation is required to enroll. For more information on the course and how to enroll, visit www.metrotech.edu or call 405-424-TECH.

About Metro Technology Centers
One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Tech has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma City, Northeast Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Airport and Downtown Oklahoma City.

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Metro Technology Centers
One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Tech has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma City, Northeast Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Airport and Downtown Oklahoma City. www.metrotech.edu

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