Businesses

Reduce turnover and build a qualified workforce by starting a Registered Apprenticeship program.

Business Benefits of the South Dakota Registered Apprenticeship Program

Industry associations, higher-education institutions, organizations and other workforce intermediaries can be Registered Apprenticeship sponsors. A business can be a sponsor and manage all aspects the program, or partner with an established sponsor. The business provides a hands-on learning experience to the apprentice with a job and steady paycheck. The business may also oversee the structured learning, depending on the role of other program partners. 

Business partners also benefit from the program with:

  • Customized training that results in highly skilled employees trained to industry/employer specification
     
  • Increased productivity and knowledge transfer due on-the-job learning from an assigned mentor combined with related technical instruction
     
  • Enhanced retention - 87 percent of program completers in 2011 were still employed nine months after completing their apprenticeship.
     
  • Emphasis on safety training that may reduce workers' compensation costs
     
  • A stable and predictable pipeline for development of qualified workers - for every dollar spent on apprenticeship; employers get approximately $1.47 ROI
     
  • Recognition of the training program
     
  • A systematic approach to training to ensure employees are trained and certified to produce at the highest skill levels required for that occupation
     
  • The ability to conduct a ready assessment of progress in terms of continuous improvement
     
  • A proven training model that allows employers to set the benchmark and the structure that can determine the return on investment in training dollars

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