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Continuing Education & Custom Training

NorQuest Continuing Education & Custom Training (CECT) is an industry-focused educational organization. We provide programs and courses in fire safety, workplace skills, hospitality management, productivity, and diversity-inclusion. Our product offerings are designed with industry and market trends in mind.

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Our Training

Whether you are looking for professional development to grow your career or are an organization looking for training for a group, NorQuest CECT has the solution. Our courses and classes are delivered to individual students, or to companies, teams, and organizations. Learn more about us.

Training is grouped into product offerings based on industry, skill development, and interests. We listen to what the needs are and we develop the most in-demand training and courses available.

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Clean & Green Continuing Education

NorQuest CECT offers a variety of environmental training and practical skills courses designed to help organizations, communities, and individuals reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage waste effectively, improve energy efficiency, and start new businesses in the green economy.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership provides a range of services that encourage and support organizations in developing and sustaining inclusive cultures.


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Fire & Safety

Are you interested in a career in the fire service or emergency response? Or are you a current firefighter and ready to move up the ladder? NorQuest CECT offers a wide variety of fire and safety training to help you achieve your career goals.

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Healthcare, Community Studies, and Family Caregiver

Whether you’re an emergency room nurse, inner city social worker, or health care aide at a senior's living centre, NorQuest CECT has a variety of professional development courses that provide real-world, practical, and relevant skills to those working hard to serve our communities.

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The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Hospitality Institute provides programs and courses designed to offer both introductory and specialized levels of guest service and management training.

We will equip you and your business with the practical skills needed to create the most memorable client experience possible.

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Workplace Skills

Are you looking to learn new skills? Want training that can help move your career in the direction you want? Or is your business looking for training?

Our workplace skills courses are developed with soft skills, practical, and relevant skills valuable to any organization. From project assistant to LEAN training and supervisory and leadership, we have training to suit your needs.

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Academic Upgrading & ESL

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Digital Badges Now Available!

Digital Badging is an exciting new initiative that will allow students to share their newly acquired skills and knowledge digitally across a wide-variety of platforms. Learn more

Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt) is one of three industry partners working with the Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Technology and Trades (WinSETT) research project on improving workplace culture for women in STEM companies.  WinSETT has retained Norquest College’s Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership and Dr. Lori Campbell has been working to help Sherritt in assessing its current strengths and challenges in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I).  Over the past year, this work has helped Sherritt to move this discussion into concrete goals and priorities related to developing and sustaining an inclusive workplace culture. Sherritt expects this will result in significant contributions to the knowledge base on how workplaces can attract, retain, and engage the potential of women in science, engineering, technology and trades.
Poonan Madan
Head Sustainability and Diversity and Inclusion
We partnered with Lori and the team at the Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership to build a workshop for HR professionals. The team created an interactive and educational program that leveraged their industry experience along with education and direction for building and benchmarking a Diversity and Inclusion program. The team was focused on our needs and understanding our business to ensure success.
Jaime McGavin
HRPD Manager, Canadian Buildings, PCL

Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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NorQuest CECT Contact Information

Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L4

The personal information collected on this web form will be used to send you updates on Continuing Education and Custom Training courses. Collection is authorized under section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with the Act. Questions about the collection and use of the personal information can be directed to the Manager, Operational Growth, C109A, 10230 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L4. Telephone: 780.644.6293.

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