NCC Receives Grant from PPL Foundation

Grant will fund emergency medical training for high school students

Northampton Community College (NCC) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation to purchase equipment for its Emergency Medical Training Program for high school students in Monroe County. The program prepares students to become certified Emergency Medicine Responders (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) while earning college credit in courses that feature hands-on instruction during the school day.

“EMT is a high priority occupation in the Poconos. We are grateful to PPL for this grant, which will help train students for service and careers critical to the needs of the community and workforce,” says Dr. Judith Rex, NCC dean of Allied Health and Sciences.

In January 2019, NCC launched the EMR and EMT training initiative at East Stroudsburg North and South High Schools, through a partnership with the school district, to strengthen educational opportunities for students. The Emergency Medicine Training Program creates a pathway to volunteer service that sustains the community and offers skills to gain employment in a high demand occupation.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process.

About Northampton Community College
With an enduring commitment to the regional community it serves and a focus on student success, Northampton Community College has developed a reputation as an institution of extraordinary distinction, earning accolades at the state and national levels for innovative programs, outstanding faculty and impressive student achievements. It counts among its successful alumni a four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and an Academy Award winning director as well as a host of CEOs, presidents, and leaders of business and industry. Today, Northampton Community College has locations in Bethlehem, Southside Bethlehem, Easton, and Monroe County, serving 30,000 students each year from 53 counties, 42 countries and 25 states. For more information, or to apply, please visitwww.northampton.edu. Follow NCC on Twitter and Snapchat @NorthamptonComm and on Instagram @NorthamptonCommCollege. Like NCC on Facebook at Northampton Community College.

About the PPL Foundation 
Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation will support organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.pplcares.com.