GIA Moves Jewelry Design Class to Carlsbad

September 27, 2001

GIA Moves Jewelry Design Class to Carlsbad

Due to the recent tragic events in New York City, the Gemological Institute of America has moved one of its Jewelry Design classes, originally scheduled to begin in midtown Manhattan earlier this month, to its headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. The class now begins Monday, Oct. 1, and continues for 7 weeks, at GIA's Robert Mouawad Campus.

GIA is offering an automatic educational grant of $1,000 to students who enroll in the class before Oct. 1. The grant will be applied toward payment of the standard tuition fee of $3,595.

"GIA wants to do everything it can to make sure the lives of our students get back to normal as quickly as possible," says GIA Vice President of Education Brook Ellis. "We hope that moving our Jewelry Design class to Carlsbad – as opposed to canceling it altogether – and providing these grants, will help students continue toward a career in the jewelry industry."

In GIA's Jewelry Design class, students learn how to create beautiful jewelry that's problem-free when manufactured. Regularly scheduled classes are full through the end of 2001.

- by Julia M. Duncan