Updated: October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Update on Winter term 2021

Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre

Employer Information

The Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre (WILCEC) is excited to partner with industry across Alberta and Canada. NorQuest students are eager to add value as new employees or WIL students.

The WILCEC supports connecting students to industry and employer-partners by 

  • providing employers with the opportunity to post career and part-time positions on the WILworks job search module, free of charge.

  • creating opportunities to connect prospective employers with talented NorQuest students through job shadows, mentoring opportunities, informational interviews, networking events, and more.

  • developing partnerships with Edmonton employers to create WIL experiences that provide employers the opportunity to gain highly-motivated talent and provide students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to the real-world to benefit an organization.

  • partnering for community service learning to support local non-profits or local business with projects. In 2019, NorQuest students donated over 15,000 hours of community service to the Edmonton region.

Reasons to choose a NorQuest College student

NorQuest students represent the diversity of Edmonton, of Alberta, and of Canada. With 70% of our learners from Edmonton, 58% were born outside of Canada in 141 countries, speaking 70 first languages.

The average age of our credit students is 30 years of age. Our students come to us with life experience, and they combine this experience with their NorQuest education to add value to prospective employers or their WIL placement.

NorQuest not only embraces cultural diversity, we ensure our students develop skills in cultural understanding required to succeed in the global economy. Students bring intercultural competencies to their work.

NorQuest is aligned with business and industry – we honour and value industry by including input in our curriculum to provide students with up-to-date and relevant information.

NorQuest College's LPN program allowed me to get the education I needed to fulfill a lifetime goal of being a nurse to vulnerable people. I returned to school as a mature student and was so appreciative of the method of instruction and the practical experience I received. When I started my first position as an LPN, I felt well prepared and confident in my skills.

After becoming Program Manager (Boyle McCauley Health Centre), I have had many good experiences hiring graduates from NorQuest College. I find that they are confident in their skills and always willing to learn new skills. The LPNs are perfectly suited to work in a close team environment such as we have in our Community Health Centre.

Karin Frederiksen
Program Manager, Boyle McCauley Health Centre
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email wilcec@norquest.ca to discuss ways to host a student to WIL.

Location
Room C101, Career Development Centre, 
10230 108 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1L4

Phone:
780.644.6160

Fax:
780.644.6061