Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre

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Employers

Partner with NorQuest College’s Work-Integrated Learning and Career Education Centre (WILCEC)!

We want to connect you with our talented, creative, and innovative students. NorQuest ensures our learners are workforce-ready when they graduate, and work-integrated learning (WIL) is an integral part of that strategy.

Our students:

  • Our diverse students bring intercultural competencies to their work and add value to your workplace.
  • With an average age of 30 years old, our students come with life experience, combined with their NorQuest education to create skilled and knowledgeable workers.
  • Our students are committed to the community. In 2019, NorQuest students donated over 15,000 hours of community service to the Edmonton region.

Connect with WILCEC & NorQuest students:

Recruit a NorQuest student

  • Post job and volunteer opportunities on our Student Job Board (1. Create your online account 2. Read our guidelines before posting.)
  • Attend WILCEC events including career fairs, employer panels, and networking events
  • Host an information session to connect with and recruit NorQuest students

Host a NorQuest Student

  • Educate and enrich a student’s work-integrated learning experience through co-op, field experience, and practicum
  • Mentor and guide students through micro-WIL experiences, including job shadows, mentoring opportunities, and informational interviews

Partner with NorQuest

  • Host students for a community service learning activity to support your non-profit or local business
  • Join a Program Advisory Committee
  • Become involved in our annual career fair

Interested in any of these opportunities? We’d love to partner with you! Email us at wilcec@norquest.ca.

Benefits to partnering with WILCEC?

  • Receive help and support on tasks and projects all while you provide NorQuest students the opportunity to grow, learn, and gain hands-on skills.
  • Access student’s fresh ideas, enthusiasm, unique perspectives, and a strong knowledge of current industry best practices from their NorQuest education.
  • Increase exposure for your organization to the NorQuest community.
  • Contribute to economic recovery and growth while mentoring future members of your industry.
  • Assess and recruit up-and-coming skilled, workforce-relevant graduates who are motivated to succeed.
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
Sixth floor, Civic Employees Legacy Tower 
10215 108 St NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 1L6

Phone:
780.644.6160

Fax:
780.644.6061