Press Releases GIA Announces 2020 Classes New to the 2020 schedule are expanded courses available in China. Published 2 years ago on November 9, 2019 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) CARLSBAD, CA – Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals interested in studying diamonds, colored stones, pearls, jewelry design or other specialties in the gem and jewelry industry can now view the Gemological Institute of America’s global 2020 class schedules. The schedules and other details, including tuition and fees by location, are available at GIA.edu/gem-education/campuses. “GIA’s robust and experiential gemology and jewelry education prepares people starting a new career or looking for the next step in their profession for success in the gem and jewelry industry,” said Duncan Pay, GIA vice president and chief academic officer. “GIA diplomas and certificates are instantly recognized as world-class professional credentials.” Jimmy Degroot Video: Fix the ‘Glitches’ in Your Jewelry Business Jimmy Degroot Video: Everyone in Your Jewelry Store Can Get Along. Here’s How. Jimmy Degroot Video: Discounting Your Jewelry Can Send the Wrong Message New to the 2020 schedule are expanded courses available in China through Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Peking University Resource College. GIA schools are located in major gem and jewelry centers around the world, with many of the courses taught in local languages. Distance education courses are also available online. US$2 million in scholarships are available for on-campus and distance education courses. The next scholarship application period will begin Feb. 1, 2020. For more information visit GIA.edu/scholarships. Over the course of GIA’s 88 years, the Institute has educated more than 365,000 professionals worldwide. The GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma program, which focuses on gem grading and identification, is the industry’s highest professional credential. For press inquiries, contact Nellie Barnett at [email protected] or +1 760-603-4184. Advertisement Related Topics: educationGIALatest News Top click to Comment(Comment) Up Next CIBJO President Delivers Keynote Address on Traceability Standards at Jewelry Summit Don't Miss WJA Debuts Negotiable Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Thinking of Liquidating? 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