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Horological School News

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, October, 1946

Horological School News

American School of Watchmaking

The American School of Watchmaking, Division of Technical Crafts Corporation, Los Angeles, California, will soon open an Annex that will accommodate 200 more students. The need for the Annex resulted from the school's steadily increasing enrollment. At the present time, the school has 200 trainees. 300 names are on the school's waiting list.

Possesses Skilled Instructors

Under the direction of Carl H. Arbenz, President of the School, 14 instructors, all highly skilled craftsmen, offer each trainee individual instruction. The school's curriculum has been approved by the U. H. A. A. as well as by the National Council of Technical Schools.

School's Aim

Preparing the graduates to pass the United State Bureau of Standards' examination, thereby enabling them to become Junior Horologists, is the aim of the school's training program. It is reported that approximately 75 percent of the graduates go into business for themselves, in preference to obtaining employment in the industry.

Curriculum Has Wide Scope

All students are given basic training in making intricate watch and clock parts. Immediately upon qualification, they enter the clock department and are placed in the fine watch division. The extremely wide scope of the curriculum is arranged in such a way as to permit the student to acquire a knowledge of how to make parts that cannot be obtained from manufacturers. Every phase of the training section features the use of only the most up-to-date equipment.

New Instructor for Warren, Ohio School

Philip Malin, watchmaker, recently joined the staff of instructors at the Trimble Technical Institute, Warren, Ohio. 

Sears School of Watchmaking, Cleveland, Ohio

"We're all for Horology!" was the cry of the students of the Sears School of Watchmaking at Cleveland, Ohio, where we are enjoying understanding and cooperation between students and instructors. 

At the present time our school is in the process of expansion. We expect to double the present enrollment within the next month. The two daily sessions will continue to operate in an effort to take care of the most of the large number of applicants who are seeking entrance.

John Scaletta's absence was explained on the following day when he returned to school passing out cigars. Our congratulations go to John on his start for a fine family.

Harry Manning, 
Vermont Spencer

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