Assaying is defined as the process of determining precious metals content in an alloy. This scientific process, which requires thorough training, is a much-sought-after profession in the jewellery industry.
Anticipating this booming demand for professionally trained assayers in India, the World Gold Council (WGC) along with leading industry associations, launched a one of its kind initiative in the form of the Precious Metals Assay and Training Institute (PMATI) – a not for a profit organization. The first assay and training institute in India, PMATI provides formal training and certification across different modules in assaying of gold. This is a unique opportunity to make a career in the assay and hallmarking industry.
The Precious Metals Assay and Training Institute (PMATI) is a skill development initiative to help the gold industry and reinstate quality assurance to the consumers. The not for profit company is an industry-driven body which has been set up with the following principal objectives:
- Providing training and certification in the field of assaying
- Standardizing and promoting best practices for gold and precious metals industry
- Providing learning opportunities, acquiring new techniques and upgrading existing skills
What is the need for training courses in the Indian precious metal industry ?
The industry of sale and purchase of gold faces various immediate concerns today. These need to be addressed smartly so as to provide for a consistent and uniform method that is followed across the
country in Assaying and Hallmarking centres.
Currently, assayers learn on the job and are operating without any formal educational criteria. This is hardly the most effective solution for the Indian precious metal industry. There is an urgent need for
requisite infrastructure of a formal course, training, graduation and proactive monitoring to facilitate the accurate sale of pure gold.