The Worldwide Gemological Institute (IGI) has named John Pollard as its latest senior director of training.
On this newly created position, Pollard will oversee and develop the institute’s academic choices and diploma applications, at the moment taught at 14 faculties of gemology all over the world.
The applications embrace a big selection of gemstone grading and jewelry design programs, interactive eLearning and tutorial seminars and webinars.
Pollard has been collaborating on tasks with IGI for greater than a decade. In 2020 he started designing curriculum and coaching for an growing variety of the institute’s purchasers, together with main luxurious manufacturers.
Roland Lorie, CEO of IGI, stated: “I’m happy that John is taking over this necessary position, at IGI we’ve got at all times felt a duty to supply correct gemological training to all who select to enter this discipline.
“Solely then can we’ve got a robust business, trusted by shoppers. For over 40 years we’ve got educated tens of 1000’s of individuals and we intend to proceed reaching extra folks in additional locations, growing data and confidence amongst professionals and shoppers alike.”