Resources & Support for the South Dakota Apprenticeship Program

Wherever you are in the Registered Apprenticeship process, we have the resources and support for you.

Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) offer a successful workforce training model and a wide variety of apprenticeable occupations. Start Today SD has resources available to support training costs of RAPs. We’ve outlined funding options below.  

 

Interested in Registered Apprenticeship Incentives or Financial Support?  

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The tools and guidance below will assist in your understanding of RAPs, what your responsibility is as a sponsor, as well as assist you in designing your program and vision for your RAP.  Please review if you wish to apply for incentive funding when Cohort 3 opens in the Spring 2024. 

Start Today SD Funding

 

START TODAY SD POLICIES

Registered Apprenticeship Policy 5.51 

Provides an outline of the National Apprenticeship System, Required RAP Components, and other details about RAPs.  

Start Today SD Financial Services Policy   

Outlines the Start Today SD funding, including any requirements, expectations, and documentation needed.   

 

SPONSOR REQUIREMENTS 

Apprenticeship Sponsors Reference Guide 

The U.S. DOL Reference Guide for Apprenticeships Detailing Sponsor Requirements for Registered Apprenticeships will walk you through the federal requirements of sponsoring a program and what sponsors are responsible for.  

 

Cohort Two funding for the Registered Apprenticeship Program Development and Expansion Incentives closed Dec. 31, 2023. You may still apply for Training  Support. 

DEVELOP

DEVELOP

These one-time incentives for up to $15,000 are for applicants looking to become a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor by developing a NEW Registered Apprenticeship Program. Employers, education or training providers, community organizations, or industry associations are encouraged to apply. Applications closed until Spring 2024 – date to be announced.

EXPAND

EXPAND

These one-time incentives for up to $10,000 are for sponsors already registered with U.S. DOL who want to expand their program to include additional occupation(s). ONLY current Registered Apprenticeship sponsors are eligible to apply. Applications closed until Spring 2024 – date to be announced.

Training Support

Training Support

Start Today SD will support apprenticeships by reimbursing businesses and sponsors for training costs including related instruction (education) and on-the-job learning (wages) costs of the apprenticeship and by providing incentives to apprentices and mentors.

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Past Awards

Be in  know about incentives and past awards.

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Be An Apprentice

Be An Apprentice

Instant Career.
Instant Paycheck.

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Be a business sponsor

Be a business sponsor

Build a qualified workforce. Reduce turnover.

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Find Student Opportunities

Find Student Opportunities

Registered Apprenticeships “Earn While You Learn”

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Businesses could apply for funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program. Learn More.