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MKU Students To Get Apprenticeship in German After Hochschule Koblenz University Deal

MKU Students To Get Apprenticeship in German After Hochschule Koblenz University Deal

Mount Kenya University (MKU) has partnered with a German institution to provide students with healthcare training and apprenticeships in order to tap into the growing German market.

The collaboration with Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, which will be carried out through an MKU affiliate, Equip Africa Institute, aims to train students in Germany to work as healthcare assistants.

The students will complete two semesters of 14-week courses to earn a Certificate in Healthcare Assistant before being released to German hospitals for apprenticeship and subsequent job placement.

Prof. Deogratius Jaganyi, Vice Chancellor of MKU, stated that the program will begin in January 2023, with apprenticeship beginning in September of that year.

He stated that the program will be available at both MKU’s main campus in Thika town and the Mombasa Campus.

“Students will be provided with career opportunities in German hospitals. To prepare the students for the Germany market, we have also started offering German language. The students will get a salary and excellent job opportunities after completing the training,” said the VC.

Those who will be trained in Germany will not have to pay tuition and will be given a working contract with a monthly salary to cover their basic needs and housing.

The VC was speaking after meeting with his counterparts from Hochschule Koblenz University this week at MKU’s main campus in Thika.

Prof. Christian Lebrenz, vice dean of the Faculty of Business, and Prof. Stephan Bundschuh, managing director of the Institute of Social Sciences Research and Continuing Education, were among them.

According to a research consortium, the partnership aims to bridge a gap in the number of healthcare professionals in Germany, where many people in the profession retire without enough people to replace them.

“Due to its aging population, Germany is facing a significant shortfall of healthcare in the coming years. Various studies estimate a deficit of between 400,000 and 600,000 vacancies by 2030,” the research consortium noted.

MKU Students To Get Apprenticeship in German After Hochschule Koblenz University Deal

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