Mission Statement: The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School is dedicated to developing professional watchmakers and future after sales service leaders for the Swiss watch industry by providing a WOSTEP education that will lead to a rewarding career.
Our staff and faculty are committed to instilling the time honored spirit of watch making, where tradition is balanced in harmony with cutting edge technology, truly preparing graduates for the demands of modern After Sales Services.
WOSTEP was founded in 1966 by Ebauches SA
and the Federation of Swiss Watch Manufacturers (FH)
and is an institute for further education in watch making. The Swiss watch industry set up this school under the name of Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Educational Program (WOSTEP)
in order to train foreign watchmakers in after-sales service methods for Swiss watches. WOSTEP launched an ambitious program to foster and encourage the training of watch repairers and retailers worldwide.
The WOSTEP program
is widely recognized as the industry’s best training and certification program. As one of only five WOSTEP Partnership training facilities in America, the Nicolas G. Hayek’s Watchmaking School
’s mission is to develop and nurture the future generation of watchmakers in doing so, provide not only a resource for servicing fine quality Swiss watches, but also a lucrative career for its graduates.
Tuition and Fees
The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking is a tuition free program. Student will be required to pay for their tools; estimated cost is approximately $3,500.00. Housing and meals are the responsibility of the students; the school does not provide dormitory facilities.
Only citizens and legal residents of the United States are eligible to enroll and participate in this program.