Members of the Jewellery Exporters' Association (JTR) will soon be able to take the Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) diploma programme offered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in Istanbul.
GIA, the global leader in gem and jewellery education, and JTR have teamed up to make professional sales training readily available through the AJP diploma. This will support the continued expansion that retail jewelers have experienced throughout the country.
"We are delighted to work with the JTR to bring GIA's education programmes to their members," said Donna Baker, President and CEO of GIA. "The Institute is honoured to serve the Turkish trade community through our education courses and seminars. We look forward to guiding members to a rewarding path in gems and jewellery."
GIA also plans to conduct on-going seminars and classes on relevant topics related to the gem and jewellery industry. These programmes will be beneficial to manufacturers, retailers, jewellery designers, retail salespersons and young aspirants.
"This collaboration with GIA will help our members - both seasoned professionals and young entrepreneurs - face challenges in the market confidently," said Ayhan GÃ¼ner, Chairman of JTR. "We welcome GIA's initiative, which will continue to grow the trade."
"Over the last decade, Turkey has established itself as one of the world's leading trade centres for gems and jewellery," said Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA in India and Middle East. "We want to bring relevant and up-to-date education to members of the trade and thank JTR for giving us this opportunity."
GIA in the Middle East has offered courses in major trade centres across the region, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. To enroll in the GIA courses at JTR premises in Istanbul, or for more details on GIA's education offerings in Turkey, contact [email protected] or [email protected] Visit www.giamideast.com for more information.
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ABOUT JEWELLERY EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION (JTR)
The Association was founded in 2003 and it has 1000 members. It is a fundamental organization that fosters precious metals and jewellery exports, prompts exporters to reach more markets abroad and to secure a greater share in these markets and it is affiliated to the Turkish Exporters' Assembly. For more details, please visit www.jtr.org.tr.
An independent organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemmology. Established in 1931, GIA has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gemmological education available. Early in the 1950s, GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat Weight. In 1953, the Institute created the International Diamond Grading Systemâ„¢ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweller in the world.
Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism. GIA can be found on the web at www.gia.edu.