South Dakota Apprenticeships - The Other College
A Registered Apprenticeship, sometimes referred to as “the other college,” is a great alternative for students who want job skills but don’t want to go to a traditional college or university. Apprentices get structured learning, on-the-job training and earn a paycheck.
They also get:
- Improved skills and competencies that meet the specific needs of the employer
- Incremental wage increases as skills improve
- On-the-job training and occupation focused education
- Career advancement
- Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials
- Opportunities for college credit and future degrees
- Post-secondary training without the debt
Build a Registered Apprentice Program For Your Students
- Determine the occupation you want to develop into a Registered Apprenticeship program.
- Identify a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor that can provide the on-the-job training component.
- Review their related instruction standards and determine if your school can meet their standards.
- If in agreement sign and submit the Program Acceptance Agreement form to the Office of Apprenticeship.
- The business sponsor will report the apprentice in Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) database.
- Document hours of the time-related instruction takes place. Report these to the business sponsor.
- Upon completion of the Registered Apprenticeship, the business sponsor will document this in RAPIDS.
- A Registered Apprenticeship certificate will be issued to the apprentice.