Founded by Maria Castro and Ana Gomez, MyGermanWay will offer German language and culture training, career counselling and job placement to those wishing to move to the country.
“We want to use our experience and network to give back and help everyone reach their full potential here”
The two founders said the project was born from a desire to help others enjoy the opportunities they both had as foreign professionals in Germany, since first moving to the country two decades ago.
“Our mission is to help expats like us settle down in Germany and fulfil their dreams,” said co-founder, Ana Gomez.
“We help skilled workers and professionals make it in Germany: we teach them German for work, help them find a traineeship and/or a job, and mentor them once they arrive so they do not feel alone.”
Castro is director of education agency Linguland, and Gomez is founder of designated TELC exam centre and German school Angolingua.
MyGermanWay will also assist German companies find qualified and motivated staff from abroad to meet “massive shortages” of skilled workers in many fields including healthcare and engineering.
Gomez is an experienced pharmaceutical and medical supplies professional, as well as a certified teacher of German for Medical Purposes.
With Castro’s 17-year international education experience and life and career coach qualification, MyGermanWay’s first industry-specific program will begin on April 12 with a focus on German with Work Placement for Doctors and Medics.
The course will branch into two arms, one for doctors and one for care personnel. Students will gain language skills necessary for work in Germany, sit the required German language exam, receive cultural training and enjoy paid vocational training at a hospital or clinic.
“We found endless opportunities here and a lot of support,” added Castro.
“Now we want to use our experience and network to give back and help everyone reach their full potential here, while we contribute to this country that has been so good to us.”