50 Ethiopian professionals engaged in construction work are under additional training at the German culture and language Institute in Addis Ababa before heading to Germany.
The first round of experts who have completed their training to work in construction will go to Germany.
The first travelers who have completed their training and signed employment contracts with their employers in Germany will travel within the one month.
Graduates from various universities with bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering, construction management technology, architecture and similar professions are attending the German Culture and Language Institute training known as Goethe.
According to the state minister of Work, Employment and Markets at the Ministry of Employment and Skills, Mr Nigusu Tilahun, the program was started three years ago by the former Ministry of Urban Development and Construction and the Federation of German Construction Unions.
Mr. Nigusu Tilahun met with the graduates who completed their training at the German Culture and Language Institute in Addis Ababa, passed the final assessment and received the necessary work orders and completed their preparations to travel to Germany, as well as the graduates who are undergoing training at the Ministry of Employment and Skills.
Mr. Elias Abdo is the representative of the Federation of German Construction Associations in Ethiopia. More than 50 trainees from different regions are attending the training.
Among those who started the training, 11 people have completed the training and met the requirements of the German Construction Federation and are ready to travel by passing the final test and those who completed all the procedures, 6 experts are said to have signed employment contracts with their employers in Germany.
The rest are waiting for a job contract, completing their training and preparing to take the final exam, while the rest are attending their training.
Mr Nigusu Added that, there is a large demand for workers in the construction sector in Germany, the training capacity is limited, so they are working on expanding the training by talking to the Federation of German Construction Unions and the German Institute of Culture and Language.
He explained that as an option to do this, the German language training that was previously offered at Addis Ababa University has been suspended and now working with the university and the German Language and Culture Institute to facilitate the continuation of the course.