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Internship Study Visit to innovative German Stakeholders

Germany | 2017-06-26 till 06-28

Godwin Ocen, one of the partners of the YouMatch network, has used his stay in Germany to pay a visit to YouMatch.

Godwin gave us great insights into ProKaziea, the internship app that his organization CEFORD (Community Empowerment for Rural Development) is currently creating. The project is promoted in the frame of IIDEA – the Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa, an initiative by the East African Community, the Regional Dialogue Committee and GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The app will facilitate the matching between university students and internship opportunities and enable the networking between employers, students as well as universities. We are very excited for the promising final product and will provide more information on it as soon as it is online.

We used the opportunity of Godwin’s visit to connect him to German stakeholders that provide online solutions in the field of internship and job matching. We visited Campusjäger, a highly interesting start-up from the city of Karlsruhe that enables the matching to internship and job opportunities for university students and fresh graduates on an innovative online platform. Furthermore, we met Impiris and learned more about the company’s way to facilitate online matching of high school students to internships or apprenticeships. With its strong regional focus, Impiris follows a target group oriented approach, customized to its young beneficiaries’ needs. During both expert talks, pressing challenges such as the strategic engagement of employers and students as well as the sustainability of online solutions have been addressed.

We would like to thank everyone involved for great discussions and the knowledge sharing opportunities. We are looking forward to the further development of these promising online employment services.

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