[Live Webinar] Plugging into Gen Z: Educating, Recruiting and Leading the Next Generation of First Responders
The creation of an inclusive environment is one of the most important factors for recruitment and retention. This presentation will help educators and leaders to adjust learning activities and recruitment strategies to attract and retain our next generation of Fire/EMS responders. Learn from instructors, students and program administrators who have successfully implemented a Dual Enrollment Academy providing Fire and EMS education to high school students across Southeast Wisconsin. The Waukesha County Technical College Fire/EMS DEA program is in its 6th year and has grown to 42 students. If you are an educator, preceptor or leader in your service, this presentation is sure to leave you with tangible strategies that can be implemented to attract and retain your next generation responders.
• Examine the general characteristics of Generation Z.
• Discuss practical teaching and learning strategies to Gen Z learners.
• Compare motivation factors of Gen Z to previous generations.
• Identify effective methods for communication and engagement of Gen Z students and recruits.
About the Presenter:
Courtney Hull serves as the Associate Dean of Fire/EMS Training at Waukesha County Technical College. She served in the field as a career Firefighter/AEMT prior to transitioning to a full-time role in Fire/EMS Education in 2010. Courtney has taught as a part-time Fire and EMS instructor since 2007. She has a Master’s Degree in Training and Development and is passionate about developing instructors to provide high quality education in inclusive environments. Courtney’s strengths in the classroom include strategies to build relationships with students, adapting lessons to increase engagement and providing holistic student support to increase student success.
About the Co-Presenter:
Jeremy Blair has led high school students to achieve state certifications and gain employment since 2006 as a Fire/EMS Instructor at WCTC. With 28 years of experience in Fire/EMS, currently a Career Battalion Chief for the City of Wauwatosa Fire Department, Jeremy imparts his passion for leadership, continuous improvement and community service among students of all ages.