Five Watch Schools Proposed for ‘Focused’ Support

Five of the 13 North American watchmaker schools have been recommended for "focused" industry support by an education committee of the American Watchmaker Association (AWA). The proposal also recommends that all 13 receive more generic support such as promotional materials and inclusion on a proposed Web site for watchmaker education. The proposal is part of a set of recommendations by AWA's advisory committee that were to be considered by the Watchmaker Education Coalition's steering committee by Christmas or no later than early this year. WEC also will consider how to generate the support needed to implement the recommendations, which originally were presented at AWA's annual meeting in October. AWA is spearheading WEC, which comprises watch firms, jewelry retailers, and associations. The group is seeking ways to promote the education of watchmakers and watch technicians and increa

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