Which role do career fair play in informing students & guardians about how to tap opportunities abroad? What needs to be done to make sure that companies hiring from abroad are best prepared for the talent acquisition?
AG-Career Hub (Germany) in collaboration with Mount Kenya University (Thika, Kenya) is inviting you to a career fair to get information on how to tap career opportunities in Germany and Austria and to network with Kenyan community based in Germany. Join us as we share the career path you can take to tap opportunities in both countries.
- When: 17th August 2023
- Time: 10:00 am – 02:00 pm (EAT)
- Location: Mount Kenya University, Mwai Kibaki Convention Centre, Thika
- Virtual Details will be provided after registration
Background: Academic Relationships between Africa and Europe
The academic relationship between Africa and Europe has brought in great opportunities for students, young scientists and professionals to pursue their career through scholarship grants, exchange programmes, collaborations between universities and through self-sponsorship. Every year thousands of students have the opportunity to pursue their studies abroad, work or participate in exchange programmes.
Labour market Crisis in Germany
Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is facing labour crisis in several sectors. Companies across many sectors have been struggling to fill in positions. According to “Make it in Germany”; the central and official portal for skilled professionals from abroad, top professions affected are in the healthcare sector, sciences and engineering. Due to these factors, many companies are forced to hire foreign workers from abroad to fill in the gaps.
Opportunities in Germany and Austria
Mount Kenya University has kicked off with various programmes to prepare people for opportunities in Germany and Austria. The recent partnership between Mount Kenya University and Hochschule Koblenz is preparing students interested in pursuing nursing apprenticeship programmes for German Hospitals. Mount Kenya University also signed a partnership with lebenshilfe in Tirol offering graduates with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) opportunities to work in Austria.
Read more about the partnerships and the programmes here:
- Partnership in Germany: Ensuring A Sustainable Pool of Nursing Professionals
- Partnership in Austria: Mount Kigali University & MKU Nursing graduates granted opportunity to work in Austria
Role of the Diaspora Communities
The diaspora communities based in these countries have been keen on establishing academic and business collaborations between their countries of residence and of origin, with the goal of initiating win-win collaborations. The communities are keen on ensuring that proper recruitment and on-boarding programmes are implemented to focus on hire retention and productivity. AG-Career Hub together with diaspora initiatives in Germany are actively involved in offering the information, pre-boarding, onboarding, intercultural trainings and legal support to both companies, organisations and to the people looking for these opportunities.
About the AG-Career Hub
AG-Career Hub, an initiative by Kenyan Diaspora Community in Germany, is an information and consulting company based in Germany and the largest network for Kenyan professionals based in Germany. The company has been actively involved in building bridges between Germany and Kenya with a key focus on establishing linkages to facilitate partnerships and collaborations with companies, universities and diaspora communities in Germany and in Africa. The network is made up of companies, students and professionals who studied, trained, worked in Germany or are in self employment and some have relocated back to their countries of origin. Read more about what we do here: https://www.ag-careerhub.com/index.php/about-us/our-profile
AG-Career Hub has initiated several partnerships with universities, companies and organisations between Germany and Kenya. Here are some of the recent partnerships: collaboration between Mount Kenya University and Hochschule Koblenz, collaboration with African Experts Vermittlungsagentur, African Nurses/Pfleger in Germany, Market Entry for Mr. Signal GmbH, Scholarships through European Business University of Luxembourg, Business Grants through WIDU.africa and lastly 360° Labour Mobility Migration Alliance based in Munich. Read more about our partnerships here: https://www.ag-careerhub.com/index.php/about-us/partnerships