2 Pinay nurses qualify in PHL-Germany migration project

via gmanetwork.com – Two more Filipinas have passed a recognition examination for a Philippine-German nurses’ program in Frankfurt, Germany, the Department of Labor and Employment said Friday.

The DOLE also said Krystel Anne Sumido and Eowyn Galvez are the first Filipino nurses to pass as Qualified Nurses (Gesundheits-und Krankenpflegerin).

Both qualified under the Triple Win Project of the Philippines and Germany, and brought to 27 the number of nurses employed under the program.

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac said other nurses deployed to Germany through Triple Win will have their chances to take the recognition examination, after passing the German TELC test (The European Language Certificates).

“The future of Filipino nurses in Germany looks bright with the initial success of … Sumido and Galvez, who were hired under the Triple Win Project through the POEA,” added DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

According to the DOLE, there are now 225 nurses under the program. Of these, 70 are in language class A1 and A2; 102 nurses due for language classes; four nurses with B1 (or language skills) waiting for employers; and eight nurses with B1 waiting to be deployed.

There are 16 nurses who backed out, reducing the number of nurses in active status to 209.

Starting December 2013, 25 Filipino nurses have been hired under the government-to-government migration program to work in three hospitals in Frankfurt and Tuebingen, Germany.

The Triple Win Project started in March 2013 after Germany’s Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the DOLE signed a bilateral agreement.

Under the agreement, the BA’s International Placement Services (ZAV) recruits hospital employers willing to support Filipino candidates, while the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) prepares the nurses to be deployed and provides integration services and monitoring of candidates onsite.

Meanwhile, the POEA recruits and deploys qualified nurses whose immediate goal is to fulfil their requirements for recognition and German language proficiency level.

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