History of TCES

TCES was founded in 1978, designing programs and services that have helped both men and women. These programs have included: MicroTech, Database Programming, Word Processing and Accounting Software Training; a Self Employment program and partnership with JVS of Greater Toronto; Retail Meat Cutting Training; AUTOCAD training for Engineers in cooperation with George Brown College; and Contact IV Training and Support. TCES and the Technical Team has designed the Web Registration System to serve service providers in Toronto and the GTA.

TCES continues to provide placement services to employers in a variety of industries throughout its 33-year history. TCES placement services and geographic coverage has grown steadily over the years to match the needs of our clients.

Our ability to meet client needs in many areas from Medical, Health care, Administrative Office Work, Accounting, Education, Information Technology, Engineering, Light Assembly, Manufacturing and Retail/Sales are reflective of the diversity, flexibility and responsiveness to current labour market adjustments.

1970s

  • The launching of the “Employment Services for Immigrant Women”
  • Job Placement Services – English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin, and Cantonese) were added.

1980s

  • Counselling information on workers’ rights and obligations and escorting clients to employers
  • Focus on Southeast Asian Immigrant Women working in Canada
  • Successful 36 week training program, with 6-8 weeks of work experience that provided woman with Engineering and Design qualifications the ability to generate drawing using computer , enhancing employability
  • Introducing Retail Meat cutting training program aiming to teach immigrant woman the acquired skills in meat handling techniques to meet the fastest growing industry.
  • Developing Business and communication Skills Training Programs with Humber College, for client’s receiving General Welfare Assistance from Metro Social Services.
  • Introduced Microtech project which provided database development, and programming skills to unemployed clients

1990s

  • Introduction of Contact IV software, micro computer system which assists Third Parties in delivering employment services.
  • IWJPC participated in qualitative Investigation of barriers to Self Employment among Low-Income Immigrant Women Community Employment services/ employment Assessment Services for EI and Reachback clients was conducted.
  • Sponsored the oral history research in the book No Burden to Carry by Dionne Brand.

2000s

  • Web registration was introduced to simplify the process of managing clients cases
  • Web-based software was introduced to keep track of employers, job leads and new clients
  • TCES were granted to buy 10 desktop computers and one server to provide access tools for clients
    2010s

2010s

  • TCES joins Social Media to help, inform and interact with current and prospective clients