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* 1. This survey is to collect data from the top University and College metals programs, professional jewelry trade schools, employers, bench jewelers  and other jewelry field education programs in the U.S. and Canada. Information from current jewelry students, business owners, workers and jewelry industry leaders is also vital to the relevance and impact of this survey. This survey is designed to collect data on demographics, problem solving and technical skills, training levels, and employee/employer expectations.

Privacy Concerns:
Your participation in completing this survey is completely anonymous and confidential.  Information gathered is limited to the responses to this survey. We have no access to personal information unless it is volunteered. We will not share any contact information we have with any third party.  Nanz Aalund and Charles Lewton-Brain are the sole owners of the information collected from this survey.

How do you identify yourself in the jewelry field?

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* 2. How many students complete your program per year?
(This question is for Universities, Colleges, and Trade Schools)

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* 3. Retention:
Educational Program: Please estimate the percentage of retention in the field 5 years after completion of your program (How many are still working in the field?)
Jewelry Industry Employer:
Please estimate the percentage of retention of entry level workers 5 years after being hired.

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* 4. Gender breakdown by percentage (estimate or exact)
Jewelry Industry Employer: What is the gender breakdown of your manufacturing staff?
Educational Program:
What is the gender breakdown of your students?

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* 5. Age Range
Jewelry Industry Employer: What is the average age of your employees?
Programs:
What is the average age of your students?
Students:
Please enter your age range.
Bench Jeweler:
What was the age range when you learned your craft?

  18-25 26-35 36-45 Over 45
Age range

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* 6. What is the pay expectation after training?
Jewelry Manufacturer/Retail: As a business person what would you pay a new goldsmith?
Jewelry Manufacturer/Wholesale:
As a business person what would you pay a new goldsmith?
Bench Jeweler:
What are you actually earning?
Professional Jewelry Training Program:
What do you expect your graduate's starting pay to be?
College Jewelry Program:
What do you expect your graduate's starting pay to be?
Student in Professional Jewelry Training Program:
  What do you expect to earn as a goldsmith after completing your education?

Student in College Jewelry Program: What do you expect to earn as a goldsmith after completing your education?

(note that figures are rounded up slightly)
Listed as Hourly and (Annual)

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* 7. What is the tuition range for your education per YEAR? (place cursor on table and slide left to see whole table)

  Under $5,000 $5000-$10,000 $10000-$15,000 $15,000-$20,000 $20,000-$30,000  $30,000-$40,000 Over $40,000
Professional Jewelry Training Program (What do you charge?)
College Jewelry Program (What do you charge?)
Professional Jewelry Training Program Student (How much do you pay?)
College Program Student (How much do you pay?)

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* 8. Skills
Jewelry Manufacturer: As a businessperson, at which skill level would you expect to hire a program graduate?
Bench Jeweler: Rate your current skill level.
Professional Jewelry Training Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the skill set?

College Jewelry Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the skill set?
Student in Professional Jewelry Training Program: What skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?
Student in College Jewelry Program: What skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced N/A (not applicable)
Hand Skills (sawing, filing, finishing, sanding, polishing)
Tool Use (hand tools, power tools, tool and equipment maintenance)
Soldering (brazing, torch systems and gas handling skills)
New Tech (PUK/Orion, laser and laser maintenance)
CAD/CAM (Jewelry specific)
3D File Prep 3D printer use, model output cleanup, CNC mill and maintenance)
Casting (casting process, wax work, printed resins, mold-making)
Design Skills (wearability, function, planning, production methods)
Jewelry Illustration (technical rendering)
Business Knowledge (communication skills and client relations)

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* 9. Materials Knowledge and Use
Jewelry Manufacturer: As a business person what skill level would you expect to hire a program graduate at?
Professional Jewelry training Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the skill set?
Bench jeweler: Rate your current skill level.

College Jewelry Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the skill set?
Student in Professional Jewelry Training Program: What skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?
Student in College Jewelry Program: What skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced N/A
Milled Products (casting ingots, making and altering sheet and wire, alloying, basic refining)
Safety Practice (Chemical handling, ergonomics, tool/equipment and process safety)
Materials Handling (inventory control, working with gems, metals conservation)
Working with Gold

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* 10. Problem Solving Skills (ability to innovate in solutions and succeed with new problems)
Jewelry Manufacturer: As a business person what problem solving skill level would you expect to hire a program graduate at?
Professional Jewelry training Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the problem solving skill set?
Bench Jeweler: Rate your current problem solving skill level.

College Jewelry Program: To what degree is a person leaving your program functional in the problem solving skill set?
Student in Professional Jewelry Training Program: What problem solving skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?
Student in College Jewelry Program: What problem solving skill level do you hope to achieve at the end of your program?

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced N/A
Technical issues (casting defects, production problems)
Jewelry Procedures (examples might be jewelry construction, gem-setting, finishing)
Design for manufacture
Production Method Issues
Jewelry Repair (restoration, redesign, sizings, prong re-tipping, chains)

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* 11. Additional comments on this survey:

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* 12. We may be quoting from the comments. If you would like to be cited add your name/contact email here. Thank you for completing this survey. You are helping the jewelry field by participating. The survey  information will be compiled and used in a paper and presentation to the 2019 Santa Fe Symposium. All participants will have free access to the final report as it is posted on the Santa Fe Symposium website after it’s presentation in May of 2019. If you have questions or comments you can email us at aa.nanz@gmail.com or lewtonbrain@gmail.com

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