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Grandfather of five picks up skills certificate in spa services

Published on Oct 27, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Mr Foo demonstrating a foot massage at the Singapore Spa Institute. He had worked as a foot reflexologist for six years after he was asked to retire as a sailing instructor at the age of 70. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Age is no barrier to getting accredited. Just ask Mr Foo Chit Yong, 76, who received a Workforce Skills Qualification certification in spa services last year.

The grandfather of five, who wears hearing aids in both ears, is the oldest student who has passed out of the Singapore Spa Institute.

He graduated in October last year from a four-month full-time course on full body massage, back massage and foot reflexology. The course cost him about $370.

Mr Foo, no stranger to the industry, worked as a foot reflexologist for six years after he was asked to retire as a sailing instructor at the age of 70.

 
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