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Westervelt College

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Consumer complaints and reviews about Westervelt College

Freelikea Bird Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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Monster on a highway with coldblooded, arrogant, dictator -like leaders in pencil-skirts and they followers. They get shaky when you do not obey they way of thinking and ready to jump crashing your bones before swallowing you half alive.
Ken_Masters Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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@ The above poster:

I would imagine things have changed drastically there at Westervelt since your attending 25 years ago. I believe it has gone through 3 owners, with just as many locations since 1986.
Macmadgram Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I attended Westervelt College in 1986 and graduated with a 97.23% average in an office automation program the college had at that time. This course of studies was basically for women who had not worked full-time for five years and was sponsored by the federal government. It was a very tough course and I worked tremendously hard to receive the award for the highest average in any program. I was hired by the University of Western Ontario, where I have worked for 25 years. I remain extremely grateful to Westervelt for the new start I got at this college.
Ken_Masters Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I'm in Ottawa because I wanted to get the hell out of that god awful city known as London after living there all my life. How are you liking your title as having the highest unemployment rate in all of Canada? London getting out of the rut it's in is nothing but a pipe dream, and Mayor Joe Quimby is delusional if he thinks putting a fresh coat of paint on the downtown will solve any problems.
Rob Matic Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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NO College or Univesity is required by regulation to get you a great job. That's why we have people with PHD's cooking burgers for a living. I get your problem Ken, you're just looking for a hand out, explains why you live in Ottawa
Ken_Masters Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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I don't need to do a job hunt. I make good money where I am.
Successones Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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Well no words need be said.

It's fairly clear and obvious that Westervelt college is a dodgy sham. The comments posted at their main site raised some red flags, but then the staff posing as students just pushed it over the top.

Word to the wise: Private community colleges will not get you into a career of your dreams. Though the right college can and will set you on the right path, private colleges are private businesses. They are not required by any regulation to get you a great job.
Rob Matic Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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Hows the job hunting going Ken?
Spend Your Money Wisely! Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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Ask yourself what you want to do when you have completed the course and call up some employers and ask what education they recommend? At the end of the day that is what counts. I would also call up some of the employers listed on their website and get their opinion and you can ask Westervelt for contact details of recent graduates and ask them how they rate the program. If they are not willing to accommodate this should be a red flag.
I would also ask Westervelt how much time is spent on each course to get a good picture of what the curriculum actually entails. In the course there is also time spent on Typing, basic Math, Outlook, Excel and English. If you already know how do this you may not want to spend money on this.
Once you have done this you can make an informed decision.
I wish I had taken these steps.
Peter Brockman Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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For a real opportunity, consider the Harley-Davidson Program at the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. The program is designed to set you up with careers at Harley-Davidson dealerships. Many of the top manufacturers hire technicians trained in the Program. Instructor John Raffi says, "Keep the legend alive." Call somebody at MMI and get the ball rolling.
NotGoingHere Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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This place is effed. I went in and had to sit through the sales-shpeel and get the tour only to be told they had no open spots for me. Gardiner said he'd get an update and call me the next day. 10 days later I called only to have him say "Oh yeah, we have a few spaces open for that." I figured it was all part of their antiquated sales techniques. So he asks me to come in and sign papers and get the letter of acceptance I need for funding. I sign everything but there's no letter of acceptance. Call tomorrow.
The next day I go in at 3 in the afternoon and there's no letter of acceptance yet, nobody's in the office to sign it.
These are serious red flags. They need to get rid of this used-car salesman and get somebody else in there, he's not just unprofessional, he's downright CREEPY.
I've decided I'd rather not attend school if this place is my option.
Ken_Masters Send email
 
Feb 23, 2012

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If you're unable to attend a two year program at Fanshawe or any other real college, then you really should ask yourself, "is school the right thing for me?". Your schooling is not something you can just fast track and cut corners in. Fast food this is not, this is your education and a ticket to a brighter future.

Keep in mind that if you fail a 'module', you essentially get kicked out of the school, with all your progress being lost. - Also remember, each 'module' is only a few weeks long. A few weeks vs a 4 month class with 4 hours a week of class time. Doesn't take an Einstein to figure out there is much left out.

tl;dr - Stay far away from this business. Take the $20, 000 you would have spent on tuition and living expenses while attending here and invest it in a business, or just spend it on a weekend in Vegas. You'll be better off in the long run.

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