GIA will open education facility: DMCC

DUBAI - Dubai Metals and Commodities Centre (DMCC) announced yesterday that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will open a new education facility in Dubai in the fall of 2006. The GIA has a long tradition of delivering gemological education services worldwide. The Dubai branch will be the Institute's 12th overseas location, and 15th overall.

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Published: Thu 9 Dec 2004, 12:34 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:46 AM

The new GIA education branch will be located in the DMCC's landmark tower, the Almas Tower, purpose built for the precious commodities trade. Classes will be begin early in 2007 and will include the Graduate Gemologist diploma program and other renowned GIA courses and classes.

"Dubai has grown steadily as a major trading centre in the Middle East. There is a thriving gem and jewelry industry there, and a corresponding demand for greater gemological education services, so GIA will be pleased to deliver the world's best gemological education to students in Dubai and the region," said GIA vice-president of Education, Brook Ellis.

Ellis added that the expansion into Dubai also reflects growing worldwide demand for gemological education.

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