Inventory of watchmaking training in Switzerland, 2015
Prior to visiting Switzerland's six watchmaking schools, the Wostep school in Neuchâtel, and the school of applied arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie drew up a complete inventory of the courses in Switzerland that teach the techniques of watchmaking.
Chapter 1: A brief history
How did training in watchmaking develop in Switzerland? Has it always reflected production?
Chapter 2: Training today
Choose the course best suited to your background and experience.
Chapter 3: Initial vocational training
After compulsory education, students train in watchmaking in the workplace and at specialised schools.
Chapter 4: Métiers d’art
Some métiers d’art are taught in schools, such as gem-setting and engraving. Other skills, such as enamelling, engine-turning and paillonnage, are acquired through company training or alongside qualified craftsmen.
Chapter 5: Advanced vocational training
How to continue training in watchmaking after initial studies, from a federal professional diploma to a university of applied science.