Friday, August 12, 2011

Jewellery designing has become a much sought after career

Buying in gold jewellery is a much delightful event for Indians. With the prices of gold skyrocketing it has turned out into a good investment option too. Jewellery designing has become a much sought after career as there is a good demand for the jewelery artisans.

Here is a golden opportunity, specially for the physically challenged, who can be trained in jewellery designing. JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled JSSPDA has been setup exclusively to provide skilled training to handicapped people who can meet the demand of the ever-growing jewellery industry.

Started in 2001, JSSPDA has now become an integral part of jewellery industry with a large number of students enrolled for the course and trained by well experienced staff. Recently, the Institution was awarded with `The Best Gems and Jewellery Education Institute in Karnataka at the South India Jewellery Show.'

A 3 year Diploma course in Jewellery and Accessory designing was started with the support of World Gold Council, an international non profit organization involved in jewellery production technology and promotional activities with the intention to meet the demands of the industry.

The minimum qualification for enrollment is SSLC. The course is open to all those with creative skills and an interest in designing. The students will be exposed to all the latest technologies in the field, which would be quite helpful to them once they enter the industry.

Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Architecture, Commercial Practice are the other courses that are being offered apart from the Jewellery Design and Technology for orthopaedically handicapped as well as hearing impaired students.

Techniques such as alloying, stone setting, investment casting, jewellery finishing, gold refining and assaying, gemmology, scrap recovery, workshop management and jewellery marketing are included in the curriculum.

The course helps students to learn the trade, while professionals already in the business can upgrade their skills, keeping in pace with the latest technical developments in the industry.

Another advantage of the course is that it gives a practical classes to students to make ornaments like necklace, bangle, earring, ring and tilak - in silver in the final semester of their course.

The institution is further helping to continue and complete their higher education by providing basic facilities like lodging, boarding, books etc free of cost or sometimes at a nominal fee irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Prominent jewellers in the industry like Gitanjali, Reliance, Suraj Diamonds and Jewellery, Tanishq, Ganjam Nagappa and Sons, Chemmanur Jewellers, Vouge Institute of Fashion, VIS Park, CKC and Sons, Peakok, Swarnamandir, Senham Jewels are among the regular recruiters for skilled artisans from JSSPDA.

Speaking to Express Principal Nanjundaswamy said that `this is the first polytechnic of its kind in the country to offer a three year duration diploma course in jewellery designing and technology specially for the handicapped, which has a huge demand for students pursuing jewellery design course in the private sector.

SS Shivakumar, Head of the Department said that `About 80 per cent of students enrolling the course being hearing impaired. Students are thought Computer Graphics, CAD, Digital Photography, 3 Dimensional designs, free hand and technical drawings.'

This project helps private firms identify the best students informed Shivakumar and says proudly that a student of the institute, who designed one of the best designs, is now earning good salary and have been settled in Dubai.

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Jewellery designing has become a much sought after career

Purchasing glittering gold jewellery is a much delighted event for Indians. With the prices of gold skyrocketing it has turned out into a good investment option too. Jewellery designing has become a much sought after career as there is a good demand for the jewelery artisans.

Here is a golden opportunity, specially for the physically challenged, who can be trained in jewellery designing. JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled, JSSPDA has been setup exclusively to provide skilled training to handicapped people who can meet the demand of the ever-growing jewellery industry.

Started in 2001, JSSPDA has now become an integral part of jewellery industry and till date about 124 students have been trained here. About 90 of them have been already employed by reputed jeweler companies in Bangalore, Dubai, Coimbatore and Hyderabad.

Students hailing from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh apart from Bangalore and Mysore are undergoing training here. Computer Science, Electronics & Communication, Architecture, Commercial Practice are the other courses that are being offered apart from Jewellery Design and Technology for students who are either orthopaedically handicapped or hearing impaired.

Techniques such as alloying, stone setting, casting, jewellery finishing, gold refining and assaying are taught in addition to gemmology, scrap-gold recovery, workshop management and jewellery marketing as part of the curriculum.

Prominent industies like Gitanjali, Reliance, Suraj Diamonds, Tanishq, Ganjam Nagappa and Sons, Chemmanur Jewellers, Vouge Institute of Fashion, VIS Park, CKC and Sons, Peakok, Swarnamandir, Senham Jewels are among the regular recruiters for skilled artisans from JSSPDA.

SS Shivakumar, Head of the Department said `About 80 per cent of students enrolling for the course are hearing impaired. Students are taught using Computer Graphics, CAD, Digital Photography, 3 Dimensional designs, free hand and technical drawings.'

This helps private firms identify talented students informed Shivakumar and revealed that a student of the institute, who designed one of the best designs, is now earning good salary after getting employed in Dubai.

Speaking to Express Harish who is working for a Diamond unit in Bangalore, said that `the course is very useful and the advantage is that it gives practical training to students to make ornaments like necklace, bangle, earring, ring and tilak - in silver in the final semester of the course. Apart from this teachers also impart special training explaining technical terms to hearing impaired students with the help of sign language .'

Gone are the days when physically challenged were seen working only in STD booths. Now the days have changed. Jewellery profession doesn’t need much physical effort but only creativity which ideally suits the differently abled. Moreover students who undergo training are comparatively more creative; they fair far better than the normal ones,’ says goldsmith Kumar.

`We get orders only from regular customers as we don’t know computer designing. I think in future there will be no traditional goldsmiths as only trained artisans will be recruited. If our children want to continue the profession in this challenging world I advised to update , says Vinod Shetty another veteran artisan.

To meet the customer demands, new designs is the need of the hour and we cant compromise in business. If people ask for latest designs and keeping our business promotion in mind we have to recruit knowledgeable persons, says Jewellery Mart Owner Nagaraj.

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