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Jewelry Career Initiative

DCA is developing the Jewelry Career Initiative (JCI) to create qualified job candidates for the retail jewelry industry. Through the program, educational and training institutions can offer DCA’s accredited distance-education courses and certifications in diamonds, colored gemstones, and jewelry sales. Contact Director Rebecca Shukan at Rebecca@diamondcouncil.org to learn how to feature JCI programming in your school or organization.

The Jewelry Career Initiative Includes

  • Jewelry Education: Access to DCA’s accredited jewelry course offerings and certification program online.
  • A Turnkey, Easy-to-Implement Program: supplement your career-readiness programs or offer new career development content.
  • Accredited Certification: Industry certification can help students obtain part-time jobs during college, as well as long-range career opportunities for those seeking full-time employment.
  • Plus, opportunities to supplement your course and training content with expert guest speakers and tours to exclusive jewelry events.

Eligible Organizations

Educational partners are like-minded in their goal to provide high-level training and opportunities to their student or member community. Partners may include, but are not limited to:

  • High Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Non-profits and other organizations providing educational and professional development opportunities

How Professional Certification Benefits the Individual

  • Assesses current skills and accumulated experience
  • Helps advance career and compensation
  • Provides personal satisfaction by measuring skills against the highest industry standards
  • Represents inclusion in a distinct peer group made up of fellow professionals
  • Provides a pathway for achieving a professional career

Get Started & Learn More

Contact Rebecca Shukan, Director – Jewelry Career Initiative, at Rebecca@diamondcouncil.org

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