JCK is now accepting grant proposals for its 19th annual Industry Fund. Each year, grants are awarded to individuals, groups, or associations whose work improves the jewellery industry. In 2016, more than $293,000 U.S. was awarded. Established in 1997, the JCK Industry Fund supports the development and research of programs for the betterment of the industry. To date, it has awarded more than $5.5 million.
A new tool is available to help existing and prospective members of the trade find and access educational programs related to various parts of the industry. Launched by Jewelers Education Foundation (JEF), the Jewelers Education Portal is a collaboration between associations serving the jewellery, diamond, coloured stones, precious metal, and watch sectors.
Vigilance Canada (JVC Canada) is one of six recipients of JCK’s 18th annual Industry Fund. It joins Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF); Diamond Council of America (DCA); Jewelers of America (JA); Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA); and Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC).
JCK Events has announced the recipients of the 2013 Industry Fund. “The Industry Fund has been helping jewellery professionals and organizations achieve their goals for well over a decade and has made a substantial impact on our industry as a whole,” said JCK’s Yancy Weinrich.
Four industry organizations are the recipients of the 2011 JCK Industry Fund. Jeweler’s Security Alliance (JSA), American Gem Society (AGS), Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), and the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will share in the yearly grant.