There is a department receiving spotlight for matching 64 jobs to its students to advanced overseas countries over the past 5 years. It is the Daegu Health College (DHC / President Dr. Nam, Sung-hee) department of dental technology. DHC department of dental technology has found jobs for its students in Dental Lab companies in U.S., Canada, Germany, and Australia. Beginning with 11 students in year 2015, DHC provided overseas employment for 12 in 2016, 14 in 2017, 12 in 2018, and 15 this year.
DHC’s well-rounded assistance has been the success behind DHC’s overseas employment. DHC president, vice president, and department professors have been consistently visiting their partnership countries to find new jobs in these advanced countries. During their visit, the DHC faculty members have put strenuous efforts in assisting their students obtain work permit and negotiate scope of work as well as working condition. Department of dental technology, based on the results their representatives brought from overseas, found the needs of their partnership companies and incorporated such needs in their special curriculum to synchronize their education program.
Jeong, Hyeon-jae (junior / 29), a student from dental technology department and the overseas employment program, said “I have been preparing for overseas employment and learning English as soon as I enrolled into DHC. My interests in digital dental technology have grown, so I have been exploring digital – analogue combined technology. I want to make my parents proud by getting a job at a prestigious Dental Lab company overseas.”
Shin, Bong-su (30 / graduate of 2013, dental technology department) works at Dentalign Kieferorthopädische Praxis as a Zahntechniker (Dental technician). “I was actively involved in DHC’s overseas program, and worked at U.S. and Germany. My dream is to obtain Meister (master in German) certificate.” For those who pursue overseas employment program, Shin advised “understand the purpose of the program first, have your own vision second, and follow up with hard work.”
Dean of dental technology department Professor Park, Gwang-sik (53) said “DHC is the only college that provides opportunities to work in U.S., Canada, Australia, and Germany. Our students enjoy their working condition as well as the cities they work at; Washington D.C., Seattle, New York, Vancouver, and Dusseldorf. We think of our students’ success as our college’s success, ensuring the quality of jobs and career management for our students even after their graduation.”
DHC department of dental technology was established in1972, same year the college was found. Department prides its 48 years of tradition with almost 9,000 alumni in the field of dental technology. Department of dental technology provides Dental CAD/CAM curriculum with cutting edge technology. Department continuously identifies domestic and overseas employment opportunities coupled with efforts to nurture creative and professional health/medical experts fit for the clinical field.