• By Mercedes Parham
  • Monday, July 27, 2020

First District student certified as Emergency Medical Technician


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA – A former District student recently passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam as an end of pathway assessment with the District’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program. Alejandro Corredor, a class of 2020 Shaw High School graduate, is the first participant of the Raider Rescue EMT program to pass the exam. During the 2019-2020 school year, Shaw High School became a state-certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training facility by the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of EMS and Trauma.

Corredor overcame COVID-19 challenges to complete 16 hours of clinicals and prepare for the NREMT exam, with the assistance of Shaw High School’s paramedic teacher, Shannon Weikle. His exams fees were paid by the CTAE Perkins Grant. He has since been offered a position with EMS Care Ambulance Service.

The District CTAE program supports more than 25 career pathways, preparing high school seniors to enter directly into high wage, high skill, and high demand careers upon graduation. The starting pay for an EMT averages $35,000 annually, not including overtime pay. Employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016-2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Georgia Department of Labor statistics.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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