SCILL is pleased to announce that Emergency Medical Services student, Lauren Powers has completed all the requirements to become a nationally registered EMT. This process entails successfully completing an approved EMT course, which is offered through SCILL, then passing a skills exam, as well as passing the National EMT written exam. Students complete their course of study with hands-on work in the classroom with a full line of equipment before they work in the field. Students also have to complete at least 24 hours of clinicals and must have ten patient contacts in those clinicals.
Lauren is a 2022 graduate of North Judson-San Pierre High School. She will be attending Indiana Weslayan University in Marion, Indiana this fall, majoring in Biology / Pre-Med, with a specific interest in Neuroscience. She hopes to work part-time as an EMT while attending college.
The SCILL program has been operational since 1996. It was created by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation to assure that a qualified workforce was available to employers in Starke County.
Emergency Medical Services was added to the SCILL Programs in 2020. Gale Hawkins is the licensed instructor of EMS. To find out more about the EMS program or the other continuing education programs SCILL has to offer, call (574) 772-8001.