30 people completed the course successfully
WILLEMSTAD – November 18, 2022 – Recently a group of 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.