MCTC Offers EMT Course to Local Businesses

Apr 16, 2018

by Brandy Esham 

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. That sobering thought is what prompted Michael Thrun, Site EHS & Sustainability Manager at 3M, to send five 3M employees to an EMT course at the Licking Valley Campus of Maysville Community & Technical College (MCTC). The 12-week course met Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00-9:00pm to learn life-saving skills such as; workforce safety, lifting and moving patients, trauma and BLS resuscitation. Students were also able to gain first-hand experience through several hours of ride time with an ambulance crew. Thrun hopes this training will be useful on the job but also in the community:

“Our emergency response group at the plant is engaged and committed group who are looking for opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge that can be used not only at work but also in our local communities.  As we all know medical emergencies can happen at any time and having qualified and properly training employees to respond to those incidents is not only a benefit to our employees but also to the communities we all live in.”EMT students

Those who completed the 12-week EMT course received the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate from MCTC. The course also prepared students to sit for the National Registry Psychomotor and Cognitive Exam to become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. Thrun says his employees found the EMT course to be not only knowledgeable but enjoyable as well:

“The employees who attended the class said they have gained a significant amount of new knowledge from the class and the hands on experience was invaluable.  They routinely talked about the instructor’s teaching ability to provide both practical applications as well as real life situations they have dealt with in the past. The MCTC EMT class was a great opportunity to train our employees on how to properly respond to medical emergencies.”

MCTC offers the EMT course each spring semester at the Licking Valley Campus, each fall semester at the Maysville Campus and this year the summer semester course will be offered at the Montgomery Campus. For more information or to enroll yourself or your employees, contact Lenora Kinney, Workforce Solutions CE/CS Coordinator, at (859) 234-8626 ext. 66419 or lenora.kinney@kctcs.edu.