The provincial government announced funding Thursday for 15 primary care paramedic education positions in Prince George, though the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
The one-time grant of $138,400 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology will allow the 15 applicants to study to become a paramedic at the College of New Caledonia early in 2013.
The province uses the one-time grants to target specific programs for specific communities that may not have enough interest to support a program each year.
To apply for the spots in Prince George, applicants must be at least 17 years old, have completed Grade 12 and have an emergency medical responder certificate and a CPR level C for healthcare providers certificate. Applicants will go through a series of tests and an interview during the selection process. Completed applications are due Sept. 21.
The money for the Prince George paramedics comes out of a province-wide pot of $2.4 million used to fund various health care education positions.