12/04/2017 14:30 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Training course in Germany open for Vietnamese nurses

Hanoi, April 12 (VNA) - The Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (MoLISA), on April 11, announced the selection of candidates for the second training course on nursing in Germany.

The programme, coordinated by the MoLISA and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, is set to select 125 eligible candidates, aged between 20 and 25, who are graduates in nursing or are studying the major.

Selected candidates will be sponsored to learn German in Vietnam in 13 months, starting in August 2017, to get the B2 language certificate, before coming to Germany for the nursing course with scholarships.

After finishing their training overseas, Vietnamese trainers, who pass the final exam, have chance to stay and work in German hospitals.

Chu Thi Phuong Nhung, coordinator for the nursing training project at the German international cooperation agency GIZ, said demand for caregivers is high in Germany and Europe, offering learning and working opportunities for Vietnamese workers.

It was estimated that by 2020, Germany could lack about 17,000 caregivers in the three healthcare sectors for the old, sick and children.

In 2012, the MoLISA and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy implemented a pilot programme on sending Vietnamese nurses to Germany to study and work in health services for senior citizens.

In 2016, the ministries extended their programme to cover the care sector aiming at sick people.