PRC’s Workforce Development provides individualized employment services and a variety of vocational and skills-based trainings to low-income, health-challenged, and disabled adults who want to pursue their vocational interests, dignified work, expanding economic stability, and opportunities for career advancement.
– Program graduates increase their income by an average of over 200%.
– In 2018, the average wage of clients placed in employment was $21.71 per hour, 45% higher than San Francisco’s minimum wage and 40% higher than the average wage of California Department of Rehabilitation placements in San Francisco County.
– In 2018, clients that were previously unemployed, underemployed, or dependent on public benefits earned over $1,000,000 in wages through PRC’s job placements.
By developing long-term relationships with employers in a variety of sectors, Workforce Development clients are entering and re-entering the workforce across a variety of industries, most frequently retail, nonprofit, healthcare, government and hospitality. PRC has active partnerships with some of the largest employers in San Francisco including the University of California at San Francisco, the City and County of San Francisco, the State of California, Apple, Genentech, Target, H+R Block, Starbucks, Blue Apron, Hyatt, Genentech, Uber, Alaska Airlines, Salesforce, Apple, Old Navy, and Whole Foods.
From finishing an Associate’s Degree to gaining computer literacy or refreshing a resume and interview skills following a gap in employment, every day PRC is moving people into and through career pathways that are tailored to their skill set and personal objectives.
Training & Skill Building
Workplace Skills, Computer Training & Career Pathways
PRC offers a range of Microsoft Office computer training, administrative skills, and career pathway classes to prepare people for competitive employment environments across public and private sectors. Courses can be as brief as a 2-hour Microsoft Office learn-the-basics course called FirstStep, or enroll in a full course, such as our 4-week Microsoft Office intensive course called NextStep Computer Training. Our 10-class StepUp Training builds administrative and clerical skills and compliments the NextStep course to prepare someone to succeed in the workplace. LiftUp SF is PRC’s new career pathway training, transforming lived experience with mental health or substance use challenges into valuable and competitive job skills.
Classes boast a low student-teacher ratio that does not exceed 5:1 Instruction is designed for intermediate-level learners. See the Workshop Calendar below for complete program schedules.
Job Search Assistance
PRC offers individualized job search assistance, tailored to each individual’s unique talents, skills, and abilities. We support our clients in all aspects of job searching, including individualized support for in creating a resume, customizing cover letters, interview preparation, and identifying job search strategies. As part of our job search assistance, we also offer support to identify volunteer opportunities, on-the-job training positions, and internships.
Impact Updates 2019
Getting to Zero Program
2019 was a year of change in our GTZ client lives, from improvements in housing status, the launch of new programs examining HIV stigma, and securing greater linkage to healthcare and behavioral health services.
All computer training classes require preregistration and class participants must be registered clients of PRC’s Workforce Development program.
To register for a class, or if you have any questions about classes, please contact the PRC Computer Training program at 415-972-0837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open lab time is any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, when a class in not scheduled in the lab (see class schedule below). Open lab time is available to all registered clients of PRC’s Employment Services program active in an Individual Service Plan with an Employment Services staff member.