September 10, 2016

Training Programs

At Gems & Jewellery Training & Manufacturing Center Gilgit, the students are being imparted professional training in the following areas of Gems & Jewellery:

S.No.

Name of Course

Type

Duration

Eligibility Criteria

1

Gem Identification Course

Short Course

2 weeks

F.Sc/B.Sc/M.Sc

2

Gem Cutting Faceting Course

Basic

2 months

F.Sc/Matric

3

Gem Cutting Faceting Course

Intermediate

2 months

F.Sc/Matric

4

Gem Cutting Faceting Course

Advance

2 months

F.Sc/Matric

5

Gem Carving Course

Basic

2 months

F.A/F.Sc/Matric

6

Gem Carving Course

Intermediate

2 months

F.A/F.Sc/Matric

7

Gem Stone Mining

Basic

3 days

F.A/F.Sc/Matric

8

Manual Jewellery Designing

 

1 month

F.A/F.Sc/Matric

9

Stone Setting

 

1 month

F.A/F.Sc/Matric

 

The above mentioned training programs cover the following areas of Gems & Jewellery:

Gemology:

These courses offer an insight into the gemstones, their formation, their identification methods and how they can be excavated intact to their natural shape. Course participants are lectured at daily basis and they are trained on different real, synthetic and artificial stones using latest gemological microscopes and other equipments. This course helps a lot to the gem dealers and other interested people who want to excel in gemstone business in future. Duration of these courses range from 2 weeks (Short Course) to 8 weeks (Long Course).

Lapidary (Gems Cutting, Faceting & Carving):

Through these lapidary courses value addition is done to the loose crystals so that they can be used in jewelry making that result in more income to the seller and satisfaction to the buyer. Through these rigorous practical courses highly skilled and trained professionals are produced having sound knowledge on modern day cutting, faceting & carving techniques along with operating expertise on latest Japanese & German Lapidary Machines. These courses are also playing an important role in reducing unemployment and increasing self sufficiency in the area. Time duration of each and every specific course varies from two to twelve months.

Training of students in the above mentioned areas have yielded fruitful results and many of them, after getting trained from GJTMC Gilgit, are working at different NGOs of Gilgit Baltistan, including Karakuram Area Development Organization (KADO), Rupani Foundation, Agha Khan Rural Support program (AKRSP), Baltistan Cultural and Development Foundation (BCDF) etc. In addition, many students have started their own businesses by making full use of the valuable knowledge provided to them by the qualified faculty of GJTMC Gilgit through the use of state-of-the-art modern Gem & Jewellery machinery and equipment.