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Forbes (@Forbes) 30/09/2012 07:09 PM Vacheron Constantin To Help Train Future U.S. Watchmakers bit.ly/QCWkRl G
09/30/2012 - 23:02
JB
10/01/2012 - 03:28
Here's the original release
09/30/2012 - 23:20
Vacheron Constantin and the North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking (NAIOSW), have announced a new, two-year partnership to promote and support high-watchmaking in North America. The North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking opened its doors in 2009 with a mission to preserve the art of fine watchmaking and meet an increasing demand for qualified watchmakers and craftspeople. The highly-selective program accepts only six students per intake to guarantee students ample one-on-one training with its instructors, who are among the finest in the industry. Vacheron Constantin will provide mentoring and educating of students about the watchmaker’s career from a brand perspective. The brand will supply educational tools on high-watchmaking topics such as the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, founded in 1887. In addition to other initiatives that are planned, students who graduate at the top of their class will be invited to Vacheron Constantin in Geneva for a 3-week Discovery Internship at the Manufacture. Said Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America. “We are proud to partner with the NAIOSW, to support its mission and create a bridge between our watchmaking apprenticeship initiatives in the U.S. and Switzerland.”
Very nice!
10/01/2012 - 03:28
I brilliant move which will reap many rewards in the future. Well done, VC!