Three months after opening the Canberra campus of its new Wellness College, Endota Spa has now officially opened the doors of its Melbourne campus too.
Celebrating the opening, Endota Spa founder and CEO Melanie Gleeson said the Wellness College will “redefine, support and inspire the next generation of therapists”.
“As a brand which has paved the way for wellbeing to be considered a priority, we are extremely excited to open our wellness college,” she said.
The college will offer “dynamic, new-aged courses to prepare college-leavers with transferable skills and qualifications to keep pace with fast-moving trends and advancements in the industry”.
It will offer “an evolved collection of creative courses and nationally recognised training in beauty, makeup, massage and business”.
“The opening of the college is a logical step to give students and future caregivers and nurturers, the confidence and practical skills in a field which is becoming increasingly valuable,” she said.
“We wanted to create a college which provides graduating students with options which will benefit their future careers, equip them with skills which have a competitive advantage and offer an element of self-care and consciousness in their expertise.
“We have therefore designed the courses to offer a journey of self-discovery for each student, with a flexible and immersive educational experience enabling them to pursue a career with purpose and meaning.”
In addition, she said college graduates will be given the opportunity to work at Mendota Spas around the country, as the company will aim “to fill as many job vacancies as possible with graduating students”.
The college will also offer two scholarships: The Melanie Gleeson, Exceptional Achievement Scholarship (for a student who has achieved academic, sporting, creative and/or career excellence) and the Melanie Gleeson Wellness Scholarship (for a student who has experienced exceptional circumstances that have significantly impacted their wellbeing).
Melanie said the college’s decision to offer the scholarships was in keeping with Endota’s commitment “to live consciously and give back where possible”.
Wellness was particularly relevant to the brand’s ethos which recognises the importance of maintaining physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
“Each component of wellbeing is vital to maintaining good health and being able to realise true potential,” she said.