Westervelt College

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Westervelt College
Founder(s) James Washington Westervelt Sr.
Established 1885
President Don Thibert
Faculty Business, Healthcare, Law, Service, and Information Technology
Location London, Canada
Website http://www.westervelt.ca/

Westervelt College is a private Nonsectarian co-educational career college located in London, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1885, it offers Diploma programs in fields of Business, Healthcare, Law, Service, and Information Technology.[1][2] The college provides career services for students and provides a job posting service for potential employers.[3]


James Washington Westervelt Sr. founded Westervelt College in 1885 in downtown Toronto, 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, and has permanently moved there.

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.[4]

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.[5]

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  1. ^ "Learning Guide: Westervelt College". Toronto Sun: Toronto Learning. Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Private Career Colleges". www.riccpcc.serviceontario.ca. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Information for Job Seekers". Westervelt College. Westervelt College. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards". London Chamber of Commerce. London Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "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