Council Initiatives
41st World Skills Competition 2011
41st World Skills Competition 2011

GJEPC (The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council), in association with NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation), is inviting applications to participate in the 41st World Skills Competition 2011 in London.

The World Skills Competition takes place in different countries every two years and brings together over 1,000 young people from across the globe to compete in skills ranging from ‘welding’ to ‘web design’. The competitors pitch their skills against the best of the best and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. World Skills is the largest skills competition in the world and attracts thousands of visitors such as schools, colleges and training providers, government representatives, employers and teachers.

* Jewellery Skill

Setting, Refining, Cutting, Sawing, Filing, Drilling, Milling, Scrapping, Forming Wires, Soldering, Wire Drawing, Embossing, Polishing & Designing


Any skill equivalent and related to jewellery making

Members: If you have suitable participants/mentors in this category in your organization and intend to participate, please download the instructions and confirm your application.

College Students: If you find yourself eligible for this and intend to participate, please download the instructions and confirm your application

Click here to download the application form.

The dully filled-in forms should be sent to

Last date for applying is May 15, 2011

  • Expanding avenues for export & import industry
  • Development of artisan skills
  • Stimulate Research & Development

The shift of focus to crafty, artistic jewellery is apparent in recent times. While traditional jewellery still holds on to its demand, the need of the hour is to develop that exquisite design which caters to contemporary tastes while keeping the traditional sensibilities intact. The growing awareness among the industry to acknowledge our artisans is the first step. This workshop, will work towards addressing the various challenges & obstacles one faces to produce an end result and streamline efforts across the various nations.

Craftsmanship’s like Filigree, Patwa, Interlace Jewellery, Bidri are forgotten but not obsolete. The Council, joins WCC‘s effort to revive these art forms. In short, we can say that every country has rich ancestral craftsmanship roots, which usually caters as an excellent window on its fertile and great civilisation. If you want to discover the beauty of true jewellery craftsmanship, WCC has created this platform for the eager. Giving you an exciting opportunity to know more about the untapped beauty & creativity trapped in these ancient art forms.

GJEPC endeavours to popularise these art forms of jewellery not only in India but across the Globe as they are unique to India's tradition and culture and can act as the USP of Indian Jewellery in the Global Market. India has been catering to the world's demand, taste and preference, its time to widen horizons and evolve with most inimitable and distinctive makes that are yet unknown to the world. Such designs , crafts and makes are India's patent and irreplaceble.

The effort is not only to develop the overall trade but also to flourish the crafts in Jewellery making and help them revive and sustain in the long run.

The Council is proud to be associated in this conference and wishing all the best for the entire team behind this event.

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