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Registered Apprenticeships are a great alternative for students who want job skills but don’t want to go to a traditional college.

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

  1. Determine the occupation you want to develop into a Registered Apprenticeship program.
     
  2. Identify a Registered Apprenticeship sponsor that can provide the on-the-job training component.
     
  3. Review their related instruction standards and determine if your school can meet their standards.
     
  4. If in agreement sign and submit the Program Acceptance Agreement form to the Office of Apprenticeship.
     
  5. The business sponsor will report the apprentice in Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Data System (RAPIDS) database.
     
  6. Document hours of the time-related instruction takes place. Report these to the business sponsor.
     
  7. Upon completion of the Registered Apprenticeship, the business sponsor will document this in RAPIDS.
     
  8. A Registered Apprenticeship certificate will be issued to the apprentice.

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