The International education business Partnership Network (IPN), in collaboration with The Conference Board of Canada, recognized NorQuest College with two globally-renowned awards. The Global Best Awards celebrate educational institutions, private businesses, and other stakeholders that boost learning and employability through cooperation. These partnerships enhance job-relevant experiential learning, leading to increased educational attainment and advanced skills development.
The college's Alberta Aboriginal Construction Career Centre (AACCC) tied for the Gold Global Best Award. The AACCC aims to create opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in construction-related careers. Also, NorQuest's partnership with the Public Technological Institute of Higher Education in Rioja, Peru was recognized with the Special Chair's Global Best Award. NorQuest College began the Canada-Peru education partnership in December 2014. In an effort to enhance the college’s global view, the project seeks to support national educational reform at the technical-professional level.