Micro-Mechanics for the Jewellery, Watch & Diamond Sector, a skill development project emanating from the Manufacturing Sectoral Committee

The Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) held a workshop on Micro-Mechanics for the Jewellery, Watch & Diamond Sector on Monday 27 October 2014 at 09 30 hours at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes to launch the skills development project.

Date:    Monday 27 October 2014
Time:   09 30 hrs
Venue: Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Bornes

The Jewellery, Watch & Diamond (J&W&D) sector is evolving into a high-tech industry with advanced technology and sophisticated machinery to be increasingly used by qualified technicians. Given the nature of the J&W&D business in Mauritius, particularly the Watch sector, there is a need for advanced technologies to deal with the minute complexities of the products. However, to encourage this sector to expand to its full potential, there is a need to upgrade existing skills in the sub sector. Thus, the availability of qualified technicians is not only crucial for the growth of this sector but it is even more important to attract potential investment in this sector into Mauritius.

The workshop was led by two resource persons from L’Ecole de Greta in France. Training Needs Analysis and training sessions will follow in several key organisations in the sub sector over 4 days. Working sessions are also being organized with universities and other key institutions like the MITD to assess the current curriculum and come up with recommendations based on needs.

A debriefing session will be held on the 5th of November with all participating organisations and universities followed by a press conference.

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