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Photonics meets KELLOSEPPÄKOULU
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm EEST
Photonics meets The Finnish School of Watchmaking
Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 From 11:30 to 14:00
Place: Vanha maantie 11, Espoo (Leppävaara)
The event begins with open doors, during which companies are invited to familiarize themselves with the possibilities of the watchmaking and fine mechanics line. At the end of the event, from 14:00 to 16:00, there will be a training session for the teachers of the Watchmaking School in using the Photonics Explorer Kit.
Program of the event
11:30 coffee service
12:00-14:00 Open doors: company tours at the watchmaking school
14:00-16:00 Photonics Explorer Kit training for teachers
The Finnish School of Watchmaking (Kelloseppäkoulu) was founded in 1944 and is located in Leppävaara, Espoo. It is maintained by Kellosepäntaidon Edistämissäätiö (The foundation for the advancement of watchmaking skills), but its operation is financed by the Finnish state. The teaching at the school is performed in Finnish.
The Finnish School of Watchmaking works in active cooperation with educational institutions which train European watchmakers, and there are student exchanges with Nordic and Central European schools. The school also belongs to the Open Schools of Watchmaking (OSOW) network which assembles bi-annually for meetings arranged by the different member schools.
The Finnish School of Watchmaking works with reputable manufacturers so that students are able to perform controlled work-placements abroad. The school has agreements for regular apprenticeships with, among others, the Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi factory.
Representatives of the Finnish School of Watchmaking participate in the annual Baselworld exhibition, or invitations to exhibitions in Geneva. These are important for establishing and maintaining a good relationship between the school and the companies at the exhibitions.