Gems and Jewellery Training activities have been started at the newly operationalized Gems and Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centers (GJTMC) at Muzaffarabad and Sargodha. These training centers are projects of Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) which have been established to impart state-of-the-art training to the locals and students coming from adjoining areas of Muzaffarabad and Sargodha.
The centers are equipped with the latest gems and jewellery machineries, equipments and tools and qualified instructors will provide modern training to the students on these equipments as per international standards. Gemstone Identification Laboratories are also setup at each of the training centers through which the private sector will get their gemstones tested and certified which will increase their worth in local and international markets.
Initially, training programs are being offered at these training centers in the spheres of Gemstone Identification, Gemstone Faceting, Gemstone Carving, Manual Jewellery Designing, Computer Aided Jewellery Designing (CAD), Basic jewellery Manufacturing and Jewellery Pattern making in Wax. In addition to imparting trainings, manufacturing facilities of Gemstone Faceting, gemstone Carving and Bead Making are also being offered to the private sector at nominal charges. PGJDC will not only impart training to the sector at these training centers but will also support the sector by providing them guidance for setting up new businesses of their own or expanding their existing ones.