The Process

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

Steps to become a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor

  1. Explore | Contact your  local DLR job service office to assist you with the process and build partnerships in your community. Together you will discuss your needs and determine your occupation. 

  2. Design | Understand the apprenticeship program components, the program types, and the sponsor models to design a program specific to your needs.

  3. Partner | Collaborate with apprenticeship representatives, workforce organizations, educators, and other community organizations to build your customized apprenticeship program. 

  4. Build |  With assistance from your DLR job service team, identify your wage scale, clarify work processes and develop a related training curriculum. Outline recruitment and selection plan to hire new apprentices. 

  5. Launch | Complete the apprenticeship standards template and connect with the U.S. Department of Labor to launch your new program.

  6. Run |  Promote your apprenticeship program to career seekers and access resources to expand your program. 

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