President Nam and the envoys identified prominent health industries in Germany, promoting ROK‧Germany Global Industry-Education Cooperation Program.
Daegu Health College (DHC / President Dr. Nam, Sung-hee) engaged proactively to find overseas employment opportunities for their students. President Nam, vice president Jang, Sang-moon, and the dean of dental technology department Park, Gwang-sik visited Germany for a week from 13th March. The purpose of visit was to identify dental industries in Germany and promote employment of DHC’s students in dental technology, dental hygiene, and nursing. The visit also aimed at finding the needs of the local firms in Germany – a role model of full employment society – and to find opportunities.
DHC representatives participated in the 2019 International Dental Show in Colon on the 14th. The representatives first visited the CA DIGITAL GmbH (Dusseldorf) which has headquarters in Germany, USA, and Canada, followed by B&B Dental (Seattle), SKY CAD (Canada), Creo Dental (New York), and YM Dental (Virginia). These companies have hired 29 DHC graduates over the past 3 years. Dr. Nam extended appreciation to their representatives for helping the DHC graduates adjust to the local lives. Representatives from the dental firms said that the DHC graduates easily adapt and are excellent workers, and they also proposed the ways to improve their employees’ language abilities. Dental firm representatives promised they will help the 11 new graduates in getting H3 visa for employment and also gave promises to hire more in coming years.
DHC’s business exploration continued the next day. DHC representatives attended the Korea·Germany Dental Industry Association Foundation Ceremony on 15th in Colon to promote the joint training-employment program. Ideas on ways to assist DHC students’ employment in local dental clinics and dental companies were shared with confirmation on the local firms’ willingness to help DHC graduates find adequate places to work. DHC and the local firms also agreed on promoting the ROK·Germany global industry-education cooperation program.
DHC envoys also visited the Korean consulate in Frankfurt on the 13th to request for their role as a bridge between the two countries. DHC and the consulate discussed on the safety issues of Korean dental technicians, dental hygiene specialists and nurses in Germany, and also talked on ways to seek for a joint cooperation system to efficiently handle potential administrative issues during the employment procedures.