The Gemological Institute of America has collaborated with the University of Zambia to allow individuals to enroll in the organization’s accredited jewelry professional intensive program.
The University of Zambia will choose 20 students to participate in the class held on its campus. Lessons in the three-course program will include how to translate jewelry design, colored stone identification, and jewelry selling techniques. A $25,000 grant, issued by the GIA, will provide the instructor, curriculum, and materials.
“It is a privilege to work alongside the UNZA,” Donna Baker, president and CEO of GIA, said in a statement. “As two organizations dedicated to excellence in education, we look forward to serving the local community by sharing our gemological knowledge and resources.”