Jul 04, 2018

GJC and GJSCI Join Hands to Train Artisans from India for WorldSkills Competition 2019

The All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC)), formerly GJF, has extended its support to Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) which is preparing candidates from India for participation in the upcoming WorldSkills Competition to be held at Kazan, Russia in 2019.

WorldSkills International is the largest skill competition in the world, organized once every two years in one of the member countries. More than 1,300 contestants below the age of 23, compete. Jewellery making skill is one of the 52 trades classified under ‘Creative Arts and Fashion’.

GJSCI, the nodal entity for skill development in the gems and jewellery industry in India, which has already trained more than 1,50,000 artisans, has been given the responsibility for selection and training of candidates for this competition.

The process of selection of the three candidates who will represent India at the event in the field of jewellery making began recently. From the over 150 entries received as part of the registration process, the organisation shortlisted the top 16, who then took part in two regional competitions held in May and June. Six winners were identified to participate in the national level IndiaSkills Competition later this year. Three of them will be selected for the to undergo a year-long intensive training programme and one among them will represent India at WorldSkills, 2019 (Kazan, Russia).

Speaking to the participants at the competition held in Bengaluru, G. V. Shreedhar, IPC, GJC, and GJSCI Director encouraged the young participants and wished them all success in the next few rounds.

GJSCI has been engaged in preparing Team India for Jewellery making trade since 2013. Team India won the award of Medallion of Excellence in jewellery making skill in the year 2013 (Leipzig, Germany), 2014 (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and 2017 (Abu Dhabi, UAE).