Jun 16, 2017

GJSCI, IIGJJ & Sarafa Traders Committee, Jaipur to Upskill 20,000 Jewellery Artisans

The Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI), the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Jaipur (IIGJJ) and the Sarafa Traders Committee of Jaipur yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help upskill artisans working with the jewellery industry in the state.

Under the MoU, the three will collaborate to provide training and RPL (recognition of prior learning) certification to an estimated 20,000 gold jewellery artisans over the next one year. The programme is part of the central government’s ambitious mega project – the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas (PMKVY) scheme.

The three organisations have taken this step with the aim of helping the jewellery and gemstone industry get further organised by providing up-skilling opportunities for the artisans.They also plan to conduct a mapping exercise to forecast future manpower requirement and industry growth.