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September 6, 2012

Primary Care Paramedic Program coming to Trail and Prince George

$276,800 in additional program funding provided by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education

Future paramedics in communities across BC will benefit from additional student spaces in JIBC’s Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program. The new program offerings in Trail and Prince George follow an initial investment of up to $685,600 in one-time funding to support the expanded delivery of the program.  These additionally funded program offerings are already underway in Port McNeill, Smithers, Dawson Creek, and Kamloops

"The Justice Institute does an exceptional job of training and it's important these opportunities and additional student spaces are being provided around the province and in response to the need to recruit more paramedics," according to the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and MLA for Prince George-Valemount.

This one-time funding will provide 15 additional seats for a part-time PCP program offering in Trail and 15 seats for a full-time offering in Prince George, which will support the BC Ambulance Service's paramedic recruitment and staffing needs.

"JIBC has a mandate to provide training for justice and public safety professionals across the province,” said JIBC President Jack McGee. “The additional funding provided for this program by the Ministry of Advanced Education will help to fulfill our mandate and ensure that students have access to the education and training that they need, closer to home."

These courses are in addition to regular, full-time PCP program offerings at JIBC campuses in New Westminster, Victoria, and Kelowna.

More Information

For information about the program and how to apply, visit the Primary Care Paramedic webpage.

Read the media release issued by Ministry of Advanced Education regarding additional Trail offerings.

Read the media release issued by Ministry of Advanced Education regarding additional Prince George offerings.

Tags: Paramedic Academy, paramedics, Primary Care Paramedic

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