n.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_hall" title="City hall">city hall. She and her young daughter emigrated to Canada in 1912. 1913 saw the start of Mrs. Robertson and her sister's court reporting
business, the Dominion Stenographic Service. In 1919, the judicial courts began to hire their own shorthand stenographers
which then helped evolve the business into a shorthand school.
By 1921, the Saskatoon Henderson Directory had begun to advertise the business as the Dominion Business College. By 1923, the school was being advertised as the Robertson Shorthand and Secretarial School. Mrs. Robertson retired in 1944, passing the business along to Mrs. Sylvia Lepine; Mrs. Robertson passed in 1958. Mrs. Lepine retired in 1982, transferring the school's legacy onto Mrs. Lynne Oliver. Mr. Don Thomas purchased the school in 1986, rebranding the business to that of the Robertson Career College, establishing additional campuses in Winnipeg, Brandon and Regina. The school, now college, was then taken into a whole new era of post-secondary technology and education along with updated curricula and expanded program offerings.
In 1990, Mr. Thomas restructured the college with the sole campus becoming that of the Winnipeg, Manitoba campus.
In 1993, the Robertson Career College was formally renamed to its present name, Robertson College as it continued to diversify its program offerings. The college was purchased in 2001 by the Midwestern School of Business and Technology in Winnipeg; it now has since become a multi-campus college with campuses added in Calgary (2004) and in Edmonton. In 2009, an online training division for Robertson College was created. Robertson Online offers flexible learning as today's workforce shifts to an increasingly digital landscape with an expanding catalog of diploma and certificate programs as well as micro courses.
The College now focuses on Business, Technology, Healthcare and Community Services.
The College is registered as a Private Vocational Institution with the Government of Manitoba as well as the Government of Alberta Advanced Education – Private Career Colleges Branch.
Robertson is also a member of:
- Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba
- CCAPP (Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs)
- Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM)
- Canadian Council of Massage Therapy Schools
- Canadian Payroll Association (CPA)
- Calgary Chamber of Commerce
- Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
- Edmonton Chamber of Commerce