Start Today SD Incentive grant

StartToday SD Program Incentive

Expanding apprenticeships in South Dakota.

2022 StartToday SD Business Incentive Awardees

As part of DLR’s ongoing Registered Apprenticeship expansion efforts, funds were made available to support employers, registered apprenticeship sponsors, and education or training providers interested in the development of new Registered Apprenticeship Programs. Businesses could apply for up to a maximum of $10,000 in funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program. U.S. DOL Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant funds 100% of this initiative. Awardees will spend the next few months working closely with Department of Labor staff to develop their programs and submit them to U.S. DOL for approval by National Apprenticeship Week in November.

Incentive Funding Recipients | Occupations:
  •          Angelhaus | Behavioral Health Aide
  •          Howe Inc. | Fire Sprinkler Fitter
  •          HRMC | Information Technology
  •          Independent Health Solutions | Community Health Worker
  •          Lester Robbins | Concrete Construction Laborer
  •          North American Drainage | Trench Technician, Equipment Operator, Ag Construction Contractor
  •          River City Transit | Driver, CDL and Non-CDL
  •          Roger’s Pharmacy | Pharmacy Technician
  •          Rosenbauer America | Paint Technician & Welder
  •          Stems LLC | Specialty Crop Agriculture
  •          Temperature Technology, Inc. | Electrician, HVAC Service Technicians
  •          Venner Farms | Farm Worker
  •          Wheeler Manufacturing | Press Shop Technician

Businesses could apply for funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program. Programs targeting high needs industries as well as designed to increase engagement for under-represented populations were given priority.

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