JOSH (Jewellery Occupational Skilling Hub) an initiative of GJSCI. Imparting Skills to individuals which primarily focuses on Training Candidates from deprived backgrounds of Society. A Convocation ceremony was held on 27th June, 2024 to felicitate 115 candidates, the pass outs of the 7th Regular batch of Candidates as well as the 1st batch of students from the Specially Abled Persons (SAP/PwD) batch. The Job-roles under which these candidates were trained were Filing & Assembly, Basic Metal Setting, Polishing & Cleaning, Jew. CAD Designing, Diamond Assorter, Wax Setting, SAP – Filing & Assembly, SAP – Basic Metal Setting & SAP – Polishing & Cleaning.

The event was graced by the newly appointed Development Commissioner, SEEPZ-SEZ, Shri. Dnyaneshwar B. Patil, IAS; Joint Development Commissioner Shri. C. P. S. Chauhan, IRS, SEEPZ-SEZ,; Deputy Development Commissioner, Dr. Prasad Varvantkar, IRS. SEEPZ-SEZ along with other Dignitaries GJSCI, Chairman, Shri. Adil Kotwal, GJSCI Ex-Director, Shri Shishir Nevatia, GJSCI Director, Shri. Colin Shah, Shri. Bobby Kothari, MD, Jewelex India Pvt. Ltd. & Mr. Rajeev Garg, Executive Director & CEO, GJSCI.

The Chief Guest, Shri. Dnyaneshwar B. Patil, IAS, Development Commissioner, SEEPZ-SEZ, was touched by the testimonial of a Parent whose son was undergoing training in the Specially Abled Candidates batch and was felicitated today on successful completion of his training. He emphasized on reaching out to such a section of society and providing them with an opportunity and give them a purpose of life. He also appreciated the efforts of JOSH in imparting training to candidates hailing from different sections of society irrespective of caste, creed or culture.

GJSCI, Chairman Shri. Adil Kotwal too encouraged the candidates to secure their future by going through the entire training, and apprenticeship process that follows post training. He offered them sound advice on employment and assurance of a better future. Joint Development Commissioner, Shri. C. P. S. Chauhan also enlightened the candidates on the realities of life and the importance of skills. He also urged Industry Partners to retain these candidates by providing them with better packages.

The highlight of the entire training program was that all the candidates belonging to the SAP batch were absorbed by Jewelex India Pvt. Ltd. And most of the candidates belonging to the general batch were also absorbed by several other jewellery companies within SEEPZ as Apprentices.

Shri. Rajeev Garg delivered the vote of thanks acknowledging the support rendered by the Management of the Office of the Development Commissioner. He also made mention of and the rapid progress that JOSH has made with due credit to Shri. Adil Kotwal, Chairman, GJSCI.

GJSCI plays a crucial role in the functioning of JOSH and invites Industry Partners PAN India to collaborate for establishment of a JOSH set-up in their own clusters.