International House North Denmark, is very active within the international community and local businesses. In collaboration with UCN, AAU, the Language Center and Business Region North Denmark, we would like to present you the GGA program.
Why the GGA?
There has been a growth in the international population in North Denmark, particularly due to the increase in students from around the world drawn to Aalborg and the surrounding area’s higher education institutions. For example, over 10% of Aalborg University’s student body is international. The universities are giving the region academically trained and knowledgeable pool of graduates.
International House North Denmark has previously identified some of the main difficulties in hiring internationals for companies; chiefly among these were language difficulties, understanding of workplace culture and integration and understanding of Danish culture.
The aim of the Global Growth Agents programme is to take on these challenges and educate internationals in these areas to ensure a better fit for a Danish company. The individual growth agents themselves will also get the opportunity to work for local Danish companies in relation to their study areas, network within their field of expertise, and enhance their employment opportunity in Northern Denmark.
The 2-year program will be divided in 4 Semesters, and in each one of them, you will participate in different initiatives.
The Global Growth Agents will have the chance to participate in seminars, workshops, courses and meetings related to the program. All these activities are developed with the purpose to strengthen the Agent’s competences. In this sense, there are different outcomes for the different initiatives taking place during this 2-year program. While the GGA’s participate in the activities, we expect them to:
- Participate on average on 1 event a month
- Have access to hand-held support during the 2 years of the program and much more…Increase the prospect of finding a job in Denmark
- Motivate and learn more Danish – both in language school and alone
- Understand Danish culture, traditions and the rules and norms at a workplace, in order to “fit in” and adapt the work habits to complement the Danish way of working.
- Increase the chances of networking and bonding between agents and companies, leads to a greater skills in the areas of public speaking and the ‘elevator pitch’.
- Obtain experience which is respected by employers
- Gain a network of young professionals
- Achieve an innovative mindset