India’s University of Mumbai to introduce job-oriented courses in jewellery for today’s youth
By looking at the current scenario of unemployment in India and the issues faced by companies to find skilled candidates, the University of Mumbai, G.I.C.E.D Garware Institute of Career Education & Development and in technical collaboration with IIJ Institute of jewellery, introduces job oriented courses to empower the youth of today
The introduction of JOR Jewellery in Organised Retail & Lifestyle Management: this course will be well structured with training that is focused on the needs of the learner, a complete interactive study module comprising of role play, field visits, assignments, guest lectures, and more.
The data from ILO International Labour Organisation of March 2013 estimates that 73.4 million young people or 12.6 % will be out of work in 2013 in India, this is an increase of 3.5 million from 2007-13. According to the 2011 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey, 67 % of Indian employers stated that they meet difficulties filling positions due to the lack of appropriate skills.
Youth unemployment in India has been a significant issue over decades, partially blamed on the economic turmoil that is affecting new hiring and partially due to the non affordability of good career courses that would empower the youth to get employed and rise above the poverty line. Worldwide there is a significant dearth of skilled workforce.
People already employed and wishes to enhance its customer relation skills can opt for a part time course, with flexibility in timings and reasonable fees. This programme is aimed to equip the youth not just with the right skills but providing them with potential career possibility in the industry.
IIJ is Asia Pacific’s premier autonomous institute offering international standard education in jewellery manufacturing, design, CAD, gemmology, jewellery retail and business. It is a leading professional institute, recognised and accepted by the jewellery industry for quality training, state-of-the art infrastructure and industry relevant curriculum. It opened first its doors in 2004 and with only one programme, the Master Creator® – Jewellery Manufacturing Programme. Since then it introduced several other jewellery education programs. Today, it is attributed the reputation of being one of the most progressive and forward thinking institution when it comes to education.
The textile and clothing industry in India would deserve a similar initiative to create skills for youth to enter these sectors.