"Education is a central pillar of the GAI. Our qualifications are recognised and respected globally for advancing the professionalism of our industry.

Despite the challenging times we’ve found ourselves in, our education programme has continued to develop, navigating new teaching formats and methods of support for those wishing to further their career. To have successfully gained a qualification during the ongoing pandemic is especially commendable. I have the utmost respect for these students and the teams who delivered the training and supported them in their studies.

The upcoming Education Awards event in March will be recognising the achievements of students from both 2020 and 2021 (due to last years’ event being postponed). It will undoubtedly be one to remember, a celebration not just for our students but for the whole industry to acknowledge the resilience and tenacity demonstrated by us all.

I hope you are able to join us at the prestigious 41st GAI Education Awards event where we will be presenting students from across the globe with their GAI Diplomas and announcing the winners of the awards for top performance in both The Certificate in Architectural Hardware and the GAI Diploma.

I’m personally looking forward to celebrating the future of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery with its newest, talented professionals and am excited to learn from them, to continue supporting and developing our community of members".

Mario Del-Signore, GAI President

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