Trainees under the programme receive German-language certificates (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Germany decided to expand a Vietnam-Germany orderlies training pilot project, receiving more of Vietnamese workforce to take care of the elderly in the country.

The information was revealed at a press conference on the expansion of the project held by the Department of Overseas Labour Management (DOLM) under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in Hanoi on May 6.

In 2016 and 2017, the programme will send 100 Vietnamese trainees annually to pursue a training course in Germany to become orderlies taking care of the elderly.

Since 2013, the MOLISA has cooperated with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in a pilot project on training Vietnamese paediatric nurses in Germany .

Under the pilot project, 200 Vietnamese trainees were sent to Germany in 2013 and 2014. The first 100 of them, graduated in October 2015, are now working at German nursing centres.-VNA