Westervelt College

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Westervelt College
Type Private career college
Established 1885 (1885)
Founder James W. Westervelt, Sr.
President Don Thibert
Location 303 Richmond Street
, Ontario, Canada
N6B 2H8
Language English
Website www.westervelt.ca

Westervelt College is a Southwestern Ontario private career college located in Brantford, Ontario; Kitchener, Ontario; and London, Ontario, Canada. The college offers the most career training programs across Ontario.[1] Founded in 1885 (Canada's oldest career college), it offers Diploma programs in fields of Business, Healthcare, Law, Service, and Information Technology.[2][3] The college provides career services for students and provides a job posting service for potential employers.[4]


James Washington Westervelt Sr. founded Westervelt College in 1885 in downtown London, Ontario, at the corner of Richmond Street and King Street West. In 1896, Westervelt assisted in founding the Business Educator's Association of Canada. Over the years, the vocational College expanded, moved and changed ownership several times before Donna and Allan Doerr purchased the College in 1991. In 1995, the college built a new, 4-storey, 40,000 square foot campus in London, Ontario, at the corner of Bradley Ave, and Wellington Rd. and served the college until September 2017.

In 1999, Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association awarded Westervelt "Supplier of the Year" for supplying the best graduates for employment in the Hospitality Industry. In 2009, Westervelt College received the London Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award.[5]

By 2010, the college had over 48,000 graduates, and was acknowledged by the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and the Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, for the 125th anniversary of its founding.[6]

In 2017, Westervelt College was acquired and merged with three of Medix College's locations in Brantford, London and Kitchener, Ontario.

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  1. ^ nurun.com. "Career colleges combine". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  2. ^ "Learning Guide: Westervelt College". Toronto Sun: Toronto Learning. Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Private Career Colleges". www.riccpcc.serviceontario.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  4. ^ "Information for Job Seekers". Westervelt College. Westervelt College. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  5. ^ "London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards". London Chamber of Commerce. London Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ "OACC Voice of Private Career Colleges" (PDF). October 2010. Retrieved Nov 19, 2015.

Coordinates: 42°56′06″N 81°13′24″W / 42.93501°N 81.22325°W / 42.93501; -81.22325