Tools for Schools
Do you run a jewelry training program? If you do, you're a special kind of hero. Training jewelers for the future is not only essential for the well-being of our industry, it's also an important alternative to offer young people and career-changers who want to make something for a living! Here's what we're up to:
- We already offer a directory of schools. If you're not on it, use the email form below to let us know you want to be included.
- We will soon provide a variety of marketing support and resources to assist jewelry programs interested in hosting BEaJEWELER™ Open House events as part of their recruitment efforts. These Open House events could include a variety of demonstrations and presentations in addition to meeting the instructors and visiting the training facility. Our test Open House with North Bennet Street School in Boston brought in over 600 prospective students! If you are interested in hosting an Open House, we plan to assist with about a dozen Open Houses this year. Learn more here.
- We will collaborate with jewelry programs to create a hands-on, 1-day, BEaJEWELER™ curriculum that any jewelry program could offer (free of royalties or fees for the source material, and ideally free to candidates other than costs of materials) to allow prospects within their local communities to try out a day of jewelry making. These Open House events could include opportunities to see live demonstrations of bench work, meet instructors and professional jewelers, and learn about the school's resources. Interested in hosting an Open House? Learn more here.
- We want your participation! Learn more here.
Keep your eye on this space! We have lots of ideas, many of which are already in development, and we'd like your ideas too.