Lessons Learned From EMT Career Pathway Programs for Young Adults

This case study focuses on challenges and opportunities for young adults in emergency medical services, a part of the health care sector that includes emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.

Specifically, this case study highlighta EMT training partnerships implemented by CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative in New Jersey and the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) in California. It will also integrate lessons learned from a similar project implemented several years ago by SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce in Boston, MA. Our goal is to share lessons learned and draw conclusions aimed at informing future efforts to train and prepare young adults for emergency medical services (EMS) or similar career pathways.