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Industry opts for Education as more support offered from The NAJ

21 Apr 2020

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The National Association of Jewellers has experienced significant demand following the decision to open up the introductory JET Essentials programme and facilitate free access to support Jewellers in the current coronavirus crisis.

Since launching the free JET Essentials module offer on Friday 20th March , NAJ has experienced more than 500 registrations in one month leading to the association introducing some of the largest discounts to date for both members and non-members for the popular JET Certificate.

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For the period of the lockdown extension (3 weeks) the NAJ Education department are offering Members a £100 discount and non-members a £50 discount to support individuals looking to progress with their Jewellery Journey through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a decision which has been actioned following the high levels of engagement with the JET Essentials Programme. The discounts can't be used in conjunction with any other offers.

 Marie Garnett, Head of Education said,

"The discounts offered are some of the most significant discounts we have offered in recent times. The demand for the free module on JET Essentials has been so strong with more than 500 registrations processed and this has led to enquiries for the JET Certificate. We want to support the industry as much as we can at this time, hence the levels of discount offered for members and non-members.

"It's fantastic to see the response to learning in times like this. The one question we keep receiving however is 'can I take this module while on furlough'? And the answer is yes, of course, as long as it is you (the learner) who has volunteered to do it!" 

The Association’s free modules which have been most popular include Diamonds (108), Gemstones (100), Jewellery (92), design (81) and Selling and Customer care (42).

To benefit from the free JET Essentials module, members and non-members need to register their details, however to take advantage of the Certificate discount, members and non-members should complete the booking form (as normal) and enter ‘Jewellers-together’ in the discount/ promotional code field to achieve the lower fee. Once the form is returned to JET@naj.co.uk, the education team will then process the booking and apply the discount.

Other education support which is available to the Jewellery industry in the Coronavirus crisis is listed in the Jeweller Support Network Hub. The Jeweller Support Network is made up of leading industry associations, including the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), the Diamond Producers AssociationHoulden Jewellersthe Company of Master Jewellersthe London Diamond Boursethe Goldsmiths’ Companythe Goldsmiths’ Centrethe Women’s Jewellery NetworkIncorporation of Goldsmiths and the Responsible Jewellery Council.

 

Source: The NAJ