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Important things participating businesses need to know about apprenticeships in South Dakota.

Apprenticeship Opportunities for South Dakota Employers

Below is a list of useful websites to help you become a participating employer or sponsor in South Dakota’s Registered Apprenticeship program. 

U.S. DOL Employer Toolkit 
Funding Resources
Registered Apprenticeship programs in South Dakota

Frequently Asked Questions

How much am I required to pay an apprentice?
You must at least pay minimum wage and have one wage increase during the Registered Apprenticeship program.

How do I provide the related instruction?
You can provide this on-site, online, or partner with an educational entity.

Can I charge an apprentice to take part in the program?
Yes 

What are the responsibilities of the Office of Apprenticeship (OA)?

  • Registering apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards
  • Protecting the safety and welfare of apprentices
  • Issuing nationally recognized and portable Certificates of Completion to apprentices
  • Promoting the development of new programs through marketing and technical assistance
  • Assuring all programs provide high-quality training
  • Assuring all programs produce skilled, competent workers

How many Registered Apprentices can I have at one time?
This is based on the allowable ratio of fully trained mentors (current employees) to apprentices the occupation allows.

Find more frequently asked questions and answers on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.

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