about vanwest

Vanwest College is a privately owned and operated Canadian college with campuses located in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. The College is certified by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) branch of the BC government Ministry of Advanced Education. Certification by PTIB assures clients that Vanwest College delivers education and training programs that meet and exceed high quality educational standards and student protection.

Highly interactive program courses, taught by industry leaders, are designed to improve students’ communication skills, increase business knowledge and refine job-search and employability skills. Students will acquire the essential real-life skills necessary to be successful in a workplace environment and students in co-op programs will spend approximately 50% of their program time in paid, authentic Canadian job placements. For real learning, real experience and real results, Vanwest College is the premiere choice.

Vision Statement

To be a leader in the delivery of quality education and training that ensures our students achieve their learning objectives in a safe, inclusive environment that promotes global citizenship.

Mission Statement

To provide support and excellence in education and training to ensure that students have the best learning experience possible.

Why Students Choose VanWest College

  • Programs developed in collaboration with industry experts
  • Practical career credentials designed for industry
  • Qualified instructors with industry expertise and professional designations
  • Short and long-term Certificate and Diploma programs
  • Workplace communication and job preparedness courses
  • Guaranteed paid job placement for co-op students
  • Academic English (EAP), General English (ESL), and Cambridge BULATS and IELTS test preparation courses
  • Custom short-term courses for groups or individuals
  • Full student support and services
  • Quality education and training

Accreditations, Affiliations and other Professional Bodies