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GJEPC targets 6,000 new jobs in Gujarat’s diamond, jewellery sectors



The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) will be launching a pan-Gujarat campaign starting from February 15 to attract young talent from various educational institutions to create more than 6,000 jobs in Gujarat’s diamond and jewellery sector.

The campaign ‘Pratibha—bridging the gap’ will be launched from the Diamond City in association with the Sarvajanik Education Society (SES) where more than 1,000 students from various educational field including arts, science, engineering, commerce will be provided an opportunity to develop their career in the diamond and jewellery sector such as diamond technology, e-commerce, software and solutions, laboratory and testing, marketing, back office and human resources.

Talking with TOI, regional chairman of GJEPC, Dinesh Navadia said, “Youngsters have a misconception about the diamond and jewellery sector. They believe that it is all about cutting and polishing diamonds and setting jewellery in gold. But, we want to change the misconception by introducing the young blood with the vast career opportunities available in this sector.”

According to Navadia, the diamond and jewellery industry’s skilled manpower requirement is huge. In the last two years, about 65 jewellery manufacturing units have been started by young professional from the city’s educational institutions. The GJEPC and the Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) will be providing technical support to such students wanting to develop their career in the diamond and jewellery sector.

“We have set the target of infusing more than 6,000 young talents in the diamond and jewellery sector from across the state. The Pratibha campaign will not only cover Surat, but key cities across the state.”

Chairman of SES, CS Jariwala stated that out of the 100% engineering pass-out students, only 15% are getting descent jobs and others are wandering “GJEPC has provided a platform to explore a new field in the diamond and jewellery sector and it is time for the young talents to garb it. There are ample of career opportunities in the sector, which can earn them handsome pay-packages.”

Chairman of Shri Ramkrishna Export (SRK), Govind Dholakia said, “The requirement of skilled professionals in the diamond and jewellery sector is very huge. But, the misconception still prevails that it is all about cutting, polishing and setting the stones. The industry has become technologically advanced in the last few years and we require young talents to run it.”

Courtesy: ET Retail.com

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