A total of 125 Vietnamese young people will pursue a three-year training course in Germany to become nurses taking care of the elderly.

This is the second part of a vocational training programme jointly conducted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Federal Public Employment Agency (BA) and the International Placement Services (ZAV).

According to the German Embassy in Vietnam , a preparatory course for these trainees recently opened at the ASEAN College , offering them German language training by July 2015.

As many as 100 Vietnamese were recruited in 2013 following the first phase of the programme.-VNA