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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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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at Work

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Work (EDI at Work) is a microcredentials based online program, that provides flexible learning to students to enhance their Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) competencies and skills. The program covers EDI theory and practice including foundational knowledge of EDI, dynamics of EDI work in organizations, and social innovation. The program also incorporates a capstone project as a part of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity to equip participants with experience of tools, strategies and action plans to advance EDI goals.

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Managerial Excellence

Taught by experienced local professionals, Managerial Excellence will teach you the skills and framework that businesses are using today. The program is designed to be highly focused and interactive so that you will develop strategic management and leadership skills in just 12 weeks. You will earn a microcredential certificate upon completion of the program, which is comprised of three badges: Managerial Leadership, Inspiring Teams, and Organizational Management.

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Clean Green Hands
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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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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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Professional Certificates

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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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Thanks for good sessions. All Good, very professional and helpful. 
Anonymous Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops
The Colbourne Institute for Inclusive Leadership is helping us facilitate important discussions with physicians across the province as we seek to advance our goal of working with and for physicians to address system issues which impede attaining a safe, healthy, equitable working environment.  We are talking about Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion and Psycho-Social Wellness and Safety as key dimensions of Healthy Working Environments to support our physicians, the teams that they work with and the patients that they serve.
Mike Gormley
Executive Director, Alberta Medical Association

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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