Mayor Steven M. Fulop Recognizes EMT Trainees
Through the combined efforts of the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Employment and Training Program and Jersey City Medical Center, 14 residents that include struggling job-seekers who have recently been on unemployment or meet low-income guidelines have been enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician certification course. Because of a collaborative state and local grant program, Jersey City Medical Center will provide a 20-week intensive training program at no cost to the students. Upon successful completion of the course, these residents will be offered local employment at over $16 per hour. The class kicked-off at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center on Thursday, July 24, 2014 and students were welcomed by special guests Jersey City Medical Center President and CEO Joseph F. Scott and Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky. They were recognized by Mayor Steven M. Fulop for their commitment to the care and safety of the community.