I would be glad to help you out here. There are CAD jobs available
out there. Tiffany, Casting House, and others. You can check GIA’'s
database for some positions or get a head hunter to help you out. I
personally named the AJA program. Applied Jewelry Art for GIA. I was
instrumental in providing the classes aligned with the program.
Jewelry Design, Wax Carving, Casting, and CAD. The CAD comes last on
the schedule for you. All of these classes are important in
manufacturing but it does not include the GJ program which teaches
more metalsmithing and stone setting. It is an expensive program to
learn. If you are interested in being proficient in CAD I would
suggest you do the GJ program and come to us for the CAD. We can
give you a two week course that will eclipse GIA’s 7-week course for
half the money and put you on the road to success without all the
fluff. We get to the exact point of designing with workflow in mind
all along the way.
Just so you know I was the Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Manager for
GIA for over 5 years and brought many successes to all of the courses
there in the manufacturing arts. I brought all the video camera
systems to the benches, Smart boards, upgraded technology in bringing
in Matrix and Rhino increasing student enrollment from 6 to 20 with
one instructor instead of 2 on 6 students. So, I guess you could go
to a class of 20 and get less attention or come to a world class
online tutoring of workflow and pertinent that you will
need to succeed.
I will be putting together a personally trained staff to create a
line of jewelry soon for the high end market. They will be trained by
us for a ongoing department in manufacture. Our schedule for the new
year will be out soon. If you want Matrix for $295.00 for 6 months
let me know. All you have to do is enroll with us as a full time
If you have any questions let me know.
The Jewelry CAD Institute