AWI Academy Applications

March 1999

Timepieces:Education & Repair

AWI Academy Applications

Watchmaker course planned

The American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute is accepting applications for its 1999- 2000 Academy of Watchmaking, a 45-week watchmaker training program for students with no related experience.

The program, which has 12 available seats this year, trains students as entry-level watchmakers and prepares them to take several certified watchmaker tests. Last year's class had six who passed the certified master electronic technician exam and five who earned certified watchmaker status.

To enter this year's class, which starts July 12, you'll have to complete an entrance exam by April 1. Once that's done, you'll be contacted to arrange tuition and housing near AWI headquarters in Harrison, Ohio, near Cincinnati.

Jim Lubic is education and technical director of the school. Stewart Lesemann, an AWI graduate who furthered his studies in Switzerland, is the newest instructor.

The cost of the 45-week program is $7,750, with scholarships available to qualified students. In the past, Seiko Corp. of America and other watch companies have contributed money toward scholarships.

For details, contact AWI at (513) 367-9800,

– by Michael Thompson

Copyright © 1999 by Bond Communications.


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