This is the first time Liberty Ambulance Service has partnered with a school district to assist students in completing their industry certifications. Requirements for the EMR certification include a number of ride along hours with EMTs and paramedics in the field. With this partnership, students will be paired up with training officers, travel on ambulances, and observe real emergency calls. Students will begin training with Liberty Ambulance Service in January.
"Liberty Ambulance is very excited to partner with Orange Park High School and the Clay County School District in this new endeavor, and bring a new generation into this field of work,” said Wayne Cain, Director of Training, Safety, and Risk Management for Liberty Ambulance Service.
“This is a tremendous way for students to get a head start on their careers by graduating with their industry certifications. Our Career and Technical Education programs and academies help students gain real-life experience in a variety of fields, and I am excited about the new opportunities this partnership with Liberty Ambulance Service will provide to current and future students,” said Superintendent Addison Davis.
About The Academies of Clay:
Career academies are designed to prepare students for both college and careers. They are schools within schools that link students with peers, teachers, and community partners in a structured environment that fosters academic success. The career academy concept has three key elements: a small learning community (SLC), a college-prep sequential curriculum with a career theme and an advisory board that forges partnerships with employers, higher education institutions, and the community. Students have the opportunity to earn college credit (for free) and even earn an industry certification. For more information about Academies, please contact the high school or the Career and Technical Education office (CTE) at 904-336-4500.