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Indian Institute of Jewellery opens its centre in Gujarat

The Indian
Institute of Jewellery (IIJ) launched its first centre in Gujarat to churn out
skilled workers for the gems and jewellery industry.

Speaking
on the inaugural, Ajay Lalwani, CEO, IIJ, said “The gems and jewellery industry
in Gujarat is poised for further growth with plans afoot to open an SEZ for the
sector. It would demand skilled and trained individuals to drive growth. IIJ
aims to create a workforce equipped with the training required to build a
career in this industry.”

In order
to seek admission in the centre, students will need a minimum qualification of
a Standard XII pass and keen on building a career in the gems and jewellery
industry in India and globally.

According
to a report by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the industry
has the potential to employ about 8 million people by 2022 that includes the
4.6 million employed currently.

IIJ opened
its first centre in Mumbai and another in Thane in 2011.

[Source:
Hindu Business Line]

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