MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 21, 2015) – Globe University & Minnesota School of Business (GU & MSB) today announced a new agreement with Massage Envy to address the growing need for massage therapists in the Twin Cities market.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the demand for qualified massage therapists nationwide is expected to grow 23 percent by 2022. This is due to an increased interest in health, wellness and the role massage plays in that effort. The Twin Cities is no exception.
The GU & MSB program offers a curriculum combining classroom training with on-site experience over the course of nine months. Students may qualify for a job with independently owned and operated Minnesota Massage Envy franchises after completing the second quarter of coursework. To qualify all candidates will need to go through background and reference checks and require a valid massage therapist’s license or certification depending on state licensure requirements.
“This program not only provides students with a career-focused education, but the opportunity to apply their skills with Massage Envy, who are experts in the industry,” says Jeff Myhre, CEO of Globe University & Minnesota School of Business. “We’re always looking for ways to partner with businesses in the area to give our students that real-world experience they need to successfully enter the workforce.”
“This career is attractive for those wanting to work flexible hours in a health and wellness environment,” said Gary Meyers, Massage Envy regional developer. “This is one example of ways we work with local schools to get qualified professionals into a great career with excellent earning potential.”
This program is being offered at GU & MSB campuses in Plymouth, Lakeville, Blaine, Elk River and Woodbury. Qualified candidates may be eligible for up to $4,625 in scholarships and may apply to receive credit for work experience.*
For more information, please visit www.globeuniversity.edu/landing-pages/massage-envy.
About Globe University & Minnesota School of Business
Globe University & Minnesota School of Business are part of a Minnesota-based, family-managed network of career colleges and universities. The schools prepare students for careers in a wide range of professions. Through its We Care mission, the colleges integrate career-focused education with applied-learning to expose students to real-world working environments. The colleges offer undergraduate, diploma
and graduate degree programs in career fields including business and accounting, health sciences, legal sciences, technology, creative media and applied arts. More than 30 programs are available online. For more information, visit www.globeuniversity.edu.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and skincare services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,000 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.5 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.35 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $3 million in four, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes, #79 in Franchise Time’s Top 200, #51 in Entrepreneur’s 2014 Franchise 500 and #27 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
*Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Please see the current course catalog for a current list of programs offered at each campus. Information regarding program cost, graduate outcomes, and the occupations each program prepares students to enter can be accessed via links on the individual program web pages within the Globe University and Minnesota School of Business websites. The program web pages can be accessed by using the following links http://www.globeuniversity.edu/outcome.
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