I do believe the Jewelry Technical Institute was the name of the
Jewelry mfg. school in Garden Grove, California. I was wondering if
they have moved or if they are still in business in the same place.
Sorry… can’t help any more than that, Larry! I’ve been back on the
east coast since the late 80’s, which tells you how long ago it was
that I attended. I couldn’t even confirm the freeway or building are
still there! On my last visit to So.Cal. I was stunned to find the
onramp to the Costa Mesa freeway near my old apartment had
up-and-vanished! I was later told it had only been “moved”…
The JTI classes were very much trade oriented… rather than art or
academic. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was closed. The only
instructor I ever saw was an older gentleman approaching retirement
age. While reasonably well equipped, it didn’t strike me as though
they had a long term commitment to the facility. It was in a business
park, after all.
Depending on how far you’re able to travel, you might consider
Saddleback College, I believe in Mission Viejo. Or even GIA in
Carlsbad. Take the train from Santa Ana? Maybe another Orchid member
can recommend some more trade-oriented training resources in the
area. Might be easier if we knew where you actually are!
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)