Certificate Ceremony for Massage Course

November 18, 2022

30 people completed the course successfully

WILLEMSTAD – November 18, 2022 – Recently a groupof 30 people completed a course that prepares and equips them to give massages. This course is part of the Hospitality Sector Training Program. The course was provided by Kalaterapia and coordinated by the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) and the Ministry of Social Development, Labor and Wellbeing (SOAW). The certificate award ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje and the Minister of Social Development, Labor and Wellbeing, Mrs. Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia. 

The course had a duration of 5 weeks and included among others the following modules: general health, physiology of the human body, cell function, the meaning of stress, alternative therapies such as aroma therapy and the use of special massage oils, and techniques for using calabash in giving massages. Besides the theoretical part, the participants received several practical sessions in order to put into practice all the knowledge that they had acquired. Evaluations by customers who had received a massage from the course participants was an integral part of the exam. In addition, the participants completed the Personal Empowerment & Service Oriented Training. The goal of this training was to empower professionals in order to be motivated to provide high quality service to their customers. The training consisted of two half-day sessions and was provided by Experientia. Furthermore, the course participants attended a session of Mi Negoshi (My Business) presented by MEO, especially geared towards those who want to start their own business.

The Hospitality Sector Training Program is managed by MEO, and CTB oversees the execution of the program. The program is executed in close collaboration with SOAW and private sector partners.

CTB, MEO and SOAW wish the course participants much success in the future. 

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