09:44 | 13/11/2019 Cooperation
(VEN) - Vietnamese-German vocational training and employment cooperation is growing rapidly and opening up new opportunities.
According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, there are opportunities to develop vocational training and employment cooperation between Vietnam and Germany. Germany’s new immigration laws, which will take effect in 2020, are expected to open the door to skilled workers from non-EU countries and territories, including Vietnam.
Some 170,000 Vietnamese reside legally in Germany, and are well integrated into the local community, while some 7,000 Vietnamese students are the pride of the Vietnamese community in Germany. Based on these favorable developments, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has proposed that Germany continue to support vocational training and employment development in both countries. Vietnam suggested that Germany receive more Vietnamese nurses and provide Vietnam with technical assistance in implementing Chapter 13 of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
Vietnam has become an important ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) partner of Germany. Rolf Schmachtenberd, Permanent State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said Germany is willing to expand cooperation with Vietnam, and the two ministries would consider a new Memorandum of Understanding on vocational training and employment in early 2020.
According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Department of Overseas Labor, Vietnam has sent almost 1,000 nurses to Germany, where they are highly rated. If German language training for Vietnamese workers is successful, Vietnam will become the largest supplier of nurses for Germany in the future.
Germany is in need of about 11,000 nurses from other countries every year. According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the successful pilot project for sending Vietnamese nurses to Germany and Germany’s increasing demand for nurses are providing opportunities for Vietnamese workers who need a job in this field. Germany is also looking forward to expanding cooperation with Vietnam in the supply of human resources to other industries, including drivers, cooks, electrical construction, mechanics, interior finishing, child care and education, and medical technicians.
The potential for sending Vietnamese workers to Germany is huge. The fields in which Vietnam can cooperate with
Germany include vocational education and labor for nursing, restaurants and hotels.