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Westervelt College is now Anderson College

We are excited to welcome the students and staff of  Westervelt College!  The process of making Westervelt College a part of Anderson College has been in the works behind the scenes for a while and today we are very happy that Westervelt is finally joining us at Anderson.

This is a thrilling opportunity for Anderson College as we will now be able to accommodate students in Southwestern Ontario and offer additional programs. As Anderson College grows, our main priority remains our students and consistently extending advantages, such as those available with this expansion, to them.

Since Westervelt College is now Anderson College, we want to answer some of the questions you may have and to share the adventure ahead with you!

Firstly, who is Anderson College?

Anderson College is a partner to thousands of students overcoming career challenges and transitioning to the next phase of their lives. We are recognized for our high-calibre faculty, career-focused education, hands-on, real-life career training, and supportive culture.

Anderson is a leader in professional training, which offers an industry-certified curriculum as well as real-world training, so our students are not only prepared to join the work force after graduation but are in demand by employers. Over the years, we have been able to positively impact the lives of our students and our community.

How will this change affect my diploma?

Westervelt students will now become Anderson students/graduates and as such will receive an Anderson College diploma. Westervelt programs will become Anderson College programs. And as has always been the case, Anderson College programs are recognized or accredited by various organizations across Canada, testifying to the quality of our curricula. Anderson College is also one of the first private career colleges to offer digital diplomas to students.

No matter what program you’re enrolled in, as a fantastic bonus, with your digital diploma/certificate, your Anderson credentials can easily be verified at any time. Current and prospective clients and employers can quickly view the status of your credentials, and the online view of your diploma/certificate will communicate its up-to-date status to anyone attempting to verify it. This digital diploma/certificate allows you to stand out in the industry and gives you verified credibility. For more information on our digital diploma please click here.

Will there be changes when Westervelt becomes Anderson?

As Westervelt transitions into Anderson College, you can be sure that our main priority is our students and the way this shift can positively impact them. Given Westervelt’s local influence, we don’t want to make changes to the programs nor disrupt the lives of current students in any manner. Anderson shares a future vision where our students benefit from our combined resources and opportunities.

How will this affect my job search?

Your Anderson College digital diploma/certificate gives you verified credibility, offering you the leading edge when looking for employment. Many of our students have been hired across Ontario and we are well known by companies. We also organize job fairs where our students can meet employers from the healthcare, business, and law industries. Should you ever have difficulty finding employment, Anderson offers Career Services that can help you create your resume and prepare for job interviews.

What are the benefits of being an Anderson graduate?

Our track record for success with our Anderson College alumni truly speaks to this question. We have up to 5K graduates per year receiving regular placement across Canada. And as such, you will gain a whole new professional network. As an alumnus, you will continue to have access to Career Services if you need help with your resume and job interviews. We will also keep you informed of events that may be of interest to you. Please visit our Student Life page to explore our alumni success stories and see for yourself what is in store for you.

There are many distinct advantages to being a part of Anderson College. Anderson College has an excellent reputation with many companies in Ontario, and the fact that we are expanding as a college, means further credibility and recognition. Beyond quality programs, education, instructors, and a supportive community we offer a variety of services to empower you.

As a future Anderson College student, you will benefit from a variety of college resources and support.

Specific advantages include:

  • Nationally recognized name and reputation
  • Increased exposure with Anderson employer network
  • Expanded team to support you
  • Discounts with our corporate affiliates
  • Keep Me Safe app for mental health support
  • Digital diplomas
  • Learning Management Systems
  • And even more.

We hope that you are as excited as we are to welcome Westervelt into our Anderson family! Should you have any questions or concerns, we will be happy to address them. You can write to us at

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