A Registered Apprenticeship provides trainees with a paycheck while delivering on-the-job training in a variety of industries and occupations.

Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship

Being an apprentice in South Dakota allows you to earn money while preparing for your career.

A Registered Apprenticeship gives you:

  • 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


  • There are over 600,000 apprentices nationwide in more than 1,300 occupations.
  • Nearly 92% apprentices are employed after completing their apprenticeship. Average starting salary: $72K+/year
  • Workers who complete apprenticeship programs earn $300,000 more over a career than their peers who don't.
  • Apprentices earn while they learn, reducing their need to take on debt.


Be an apprentice and start your career today by selecting Request Services or calling your Job Service office.

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