SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Twenty-one EMTs graduated from the American Medical Response’s (AMR) Earn While You Learn program on Tuesday.

This graduation is the 10th class of graduates to go through the Earn While You Learn program in Springfield. AMR’s program is designed to ease the transition of those who want to be EMS professionals. During the program, those training are able to work full time or part time while taking certification courses to become an emergency medical technician.

Miguel Lozano, a graduate of the program, says this certification brings him one step closer to his goals, “I’m looking to become a flight paramedic. There’s a few people here that are actually willing to help me out with that goal but this is definitely the first step. The Earn While You Learn program is kind of like a god-sent for me.”

According to AMR, more than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMT’s, RN’s and other professionals care for more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year. AMR is America’s leading provider of emergency medical services and provides mobile healthcare in 40 states and the District of Columbia. 

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