Darby Starr Joins Unitek Learning as the New EMT Program Director

Unitek chooses an experienced leader for the growth and future of their EMT boot camp.

Tempe, Arizona – In January 2024, Unitek Learning started the year with an exciting addition to their team. Darby Starr joined Unitek as the new Program Director of their renowned EMT Boot Camp. In this role, Darby will equip Unitek EMT students with critical skills to act quickly and effectively in various emergencies. Aspiring EMTs will have the opportunity to enhance their education and make an impact during emergencies.

“At Unitek EMT and Unitek Learning, we are committed to our students and the community we serve,” said Darby Starr, Director of the EMT Program. “Through our boot camp, graduates will earn official certification and become empowered first responders. With compassion, knowledge, and advocacy, we can create real change.”

Darby has been an educator for 19 years and a paramedic for over two decades. In 1993, Darby started his career in wildland firefighting and became a structural firefighter. He spent years in the field on a professional and volunteer level. In the early 2000s, Darby assumed the role of an EMT skills instructor. He also taught high-level paramedic classes and EMT Refresher courses. Through these positions, he developed an EMT course called “Total Patient Management” to better equip future generations.

“Darby is a beloved leader in the field of Emergency Medical Services,” said David Higley, Chief Marketing Officer at Unitek Learning. “This announcement marks another
step forward as we continue to expand our program and focus on the retention of content, hands-on delivery methods, and high pass rates for the NREMT exam.”

Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning, added: “We are so thrilled to welcome Darby to the team. At Unitek, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of top-notch EMTs and helping them with their ongoing success. Because our Boot Camp prepares EMTs in just 14 days, Unitek EMT is uniquely qualified to help combat shortages and replenish the workforce.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Unitek Training Healthcare, Eagle Gate College, Provo College, and Brookline College. Unitek programs teach the clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

Unitek EMT Ramps Up Training Programs

Tempe, Arizona– January25, 2022 – In response to the critical shortage of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Unitek EMT moved to a larger campus in the Tempe area and is adding more starts dates for its innovative 14-Day EMTBoot Camp.

The Covid pandemic has had a crippling effect on the already existing shortage of paramedics and EMTs. According to a recent report by NBC News, the higher volume of 9-1-1 calls, the fear of infection, and the safeguards that EMTs must take to protect themselves have resulted in many leaving the field.

“Unitek EMTis responding to this shortage and will be training more EMTs,” said Janis Paulson, CEO at Unitek Learning. “We’ve moved to a larger campus and added more cohorts to our BootCamp program. We’ve already increased our enrollment by more than 100 students over the last year, and we’re just getting started.”

Taught by experienced EMT professionals, the 14-Day EMT Boot Camp combines interactive classroom instruction, hands-on training, and realistic clinical simulations. The intensity of the training prepares EMT graduates to react quickly, overcome obstacles, and save lives under real-world conditions.

“Because our Boot Camp prepares EMTs in just 14 days, Unitek EMT is uniquely qualified to help replenish the EMT workforce,” explained David Higley, CMO at Unitek Learning. “Our campus is located near the Phoenix airport, and local hotels offer discounts to our students. This allows people to attend our training from anywhere in the country.”

“At Unitek, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of top-notch EMTs and helping them with their ongoing success,” said Paulson.“To the dedicated EMS professionals who remain on the frontlines, we say thank you, and help is on the way.”

To learn more aboutthe Unitek EMT14-Day Boot Camp, visit https://www.unitekemt.com/boot-camp/.