I know similar questions have been posted before, but a fair amount has changed with available programs in the US. I'm Interested in becoming a watchmaker. Always have been. I was invited to come down to Miami and test for admission into the Nicholas Hyaek school. However I notice that now they only have a 1 year program. Can anyone help me wade through what is the best program to obtain employment at for example an AD for a large swiss brand. Is WOSTEP the best? Or for example Gem City College in Illinois offers I believe some type of certification that takes roughly 12-15 months that isnt WOSTEP. There are a few different paths and none clear. I understand further certification may be needed down the line but will any of these programs make it possible for me to find work as a watchmaker? I've read some people have said there are no programs in the US that will give you the neccessary knowledge. Sorry I'm getting close to needing to make a decision and cant find any clear answers. Thank you in advance.