Pilot program to train nurses for work in Germany

Nurses trained how to take care old patients

At a press briefing in Hanoi on January 9, organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a pilot program was introduced to send Vietnamese nurses to work in Germany.

Andreas Schneider, Deputy Country Director of GIZ in Vietnam said at the press briefing that there was a huge demand for nurses in Germany at the moment.

Accordingly, GIZ and the Department of Overseas Labor Management under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, will cooperate to send Vietnamese nurses to Germany. Vietnam is the first Asian nation to send nurses to a European country.

Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, head of the Department of Overseas Labor Management, said under an agreement with GIZ, his department will select 120 applicants to learn the German language within six months. 100 nurses will also be recruited for a course in taking care of the elderly in Germany.

Applicants must graduate from nurses training colleges, pursue the   training course for two years, during which they will be provided free accommodation and a stipend of Euro 800 a month and Euro 900 in the second year.

After completion of the course, students will work at a clinic for the elderly for three years at a salary of Euro 1,800-2,000 a month.

By V. Phuc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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