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An apprenticeship gives you job skills you need for your career in South Dakota and you earn a paycheck at the same time.

The Registered Apprenticeship Program - Get Paid While You Learn

Are you looking for a high-paying job? Do you want valuable job skills but don’t want a traditional college experience? With an apprenticeship, you can obtain the training you need while working in your chosen career. Registered Apprenticeships have sometimes been called “the other college.” The “Earn and Learn” training model combines structured learning with on-the-job training from an assigned mentor. Apprentices get paid while they learn and their wages increase with skill levels.

You don’t have to go to college. You can get paid to learn as a Registered Apprentice. Find your apprenticeship opportunity in South Dakota.

Structured Learning and On-The-Job Training

Registered Apprenticeship programs have minimum qualifications and programs must meet parameters established under the National Apprenticeship Act, designed to protect the welfare of the apprentice. Program sponsors may identify additional minimum qualifications and credentials to apply (i.e. education, ability to physically perform the essential functions of the occupation, and age). Based on the selection method utilized by the sponsor, further qualification standards, such as fair aptitude tests and interviews, school grades, and previous work experience may be identified. The eligible starting age can be no less than 16 years of age, however, labor laws must be followed. For more youth employment information, please visit the U.S. DOL website.

Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy because the system keeps pace with advancing technologies and innovations in training and human resource development.

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