Be a Part of the BAJ
The purpose of the BEaJEWELER™ Mentorship Program is to introduce prospective and apprentice-level jewelers to a career in jewelry-making, through partnership with professional jewelers interested in passing on their skills to future generations.
The primary purpose of the BEaJEWELER™ Mentoring Program is to introduce prospective and apprentice-level jewelers to a career in jewelry-making. The jewelry industry has a centuries-old tradition of cultivating new artisans through apprenticeship, and we believe this model is the strongest still for developing the jewelers of the future.
The BEaJEWELER™ Mentorship Program is intended to produce well-rounded jewelers. We observe the levels of jeweler spelled out in the Jewelers of America Bench Professional Certification originally designed by Mark Mann. These levels are described as:
The nature of one-on-one mentoring is that the mentor brings tremendous personal experience and opinions to the process. But we believe these general guidelines will help our mentors to develop a personal program with similar scope to the programs other mentors will also, independently, develop.
"Mentoring a jeweler is the best way I can think of to make a meaningful contribution to the future of the industry."
The BEaJEWELER™ team works tirelessly online and on the phones to find new participants. We also provide you with lots of tools and suggestions to do your own recruiting!
Our online assessment helps mentors and mentees make better matches based on shared goals. A great mentoring relationship starts with putting the best people together!
Our mentorship guide provides clear objectives for the relationship. This is really important, because it ensures that mentors and mentees have clear objectives in mind.
The BAJ team will follow up with mentors and mentees, helping you keep your mentoring relationships flourishing and ensuring that you all feel the success of your efforts.
Become a Mentor
You will notice that this is the same form used by schools and training programs. Skip the sections that don't apply to you! Make sure you select "individual" and "mentor" when asked to select categories.