“Education is the passport to the future…” Malcolm X

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. Malcolm X

Malcolm X, the African American leader in the civil rights movement, minister, and supporter of black nationalism, urged his fellow black Americans to protect themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary”. While his stance was controversial for some, his quote rings true for many, including those in the spa and wellness industry today.

Education is not just about going to school to learn your ABCs. Education is the passport to the future, a lifelong opportunity to understand more and respect culture and traditions. While using high-tech to learn a high-touch skill may seem counterintuitive at first, technology plays an essential educational role and without it luddites will get left behind. 

Now is the time to make the most of a rapidly changing world where competition for positions is expected to increase as a significant number of business operators close their doors as a result of COVID-19. For those in the spa and wellness industry, this can only mean more competition for therapist positions, so those with the knowledge and a skill set ‘beyond the standard’ are more likely to stand out. Certificates are not the only basis of securing employment, however they definitely open the door to more potential employers. 

The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC), as part of a commitment to the industry to provide on-going educational opportunities in an ever-changing world, has launched training courses in collaboration with Massage Around the World.  Courses can be studied at home and with more flexibility than traditional training classes. Additional skills further expand the employability of our therapists in a world where sanitization and disinfectants temporarily rule. Human touch is an all-powerful tool that should never be underestimated, as besides its obvious therapeutic benefits in terms of stress release and blood circulation, it has a significant impact on the mind.

The APSWC is offering four separate topics of tuition. Students can enjoy unlimited access to all course materials for period of 30 days from payment*. For more details click on the links or visit our social media pages. 

 * Special discount available for APSWC members.  Contact for details or become a member

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