GIA Offers Diamond Grading Classes in Botswana

The Gemological Institute of America announced
March 25 that it will offer diamond grading lab classes in Gaborone, Botswana,
in April and September.

The classes will offer a practical, hands-on
approach to learning, and are designed to help Botswana increase local
employment and enhance career development within its diamond production

The classes are five days in length and will be
offered at the GIA Botswana campus in Gaborone. Students can choose from four
sessions: April 11–15, April 18–22, Sept. 12–16, and Sept. 19–23.

“GIA is delighted to extend these career-building
educational opportunities to students in Botswana. The expert, hands-on
training they’ll receive is sure to open doors for them in the region’s diamond
industry,” said GIA president and CEO Donna Baker in a statement.

For more information about these classes, email

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