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Vietnamese nurses will work in Germany with high income


On March 4, 2013, 120 nurses of the program for international cooperation between Vietnam and Germany officially joined the German courses to equip their future work in this country.

     Vietnam is the first country of the Southeast Asia which was selected by the German as the pilot program on bringing Vietnamese nurses to study and work in the field of care for the elderly in this country.
     Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hoa, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said: "The Government of Vietnam determined that migration of labourers to work abroad as a economy & society operation, which contributes to the development of human resources, creates jobs, raise incomes and skill of workers.”
     "I warmly welcome the participants to successfully pass the entrance exam to join this course. In Germany, we need a large number of high-quality human resources, not only in the field of care for the elderly, Mrs. Jutta Frasch, the German Ambassador said. She also expressed gratitude for the valuable assistance of the Vietnamese Government, especially the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in this cooperation program.
     According to the agreement, in 2013, the pilot program will recruit 100 nurses have graduated from universities and colleges of nursing in Vietnam, sent to care for the elderly program two years in the training institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany to take the national certification of this country.
In the second year, students are arranged free accommodation and entitled to the scholarship of 800 EUR / month (equivalent to VND 22 million) for the first year and 900 EUR / month (equivalent to 25 million VND) for the second year. Students are required to contribute a number of insurance under the provisions of German, the amount remaining after deduction of contributions is 640 EUR / month in the first year and 700 EUR / month in year 2nd.
     After receiving the certificate, the nurse is required to work in Germany for three years, their wages as the same as of Germany labourers, around 1800-2000 EUR / month (equivalent to 50-55 million Vietnam dong / month). After this time, nurses can go home or continue to work in aged care facilities.