Start Today SD Apprenticeship Celebration

Thank You for Celebrating with Us!

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 13-19), we kicked off our festivities early with our first Start Today SD Apprenticeship Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 8. 

This event was a chance to recognize and celebrate South Dakota’s Registered Apprenticeship successes over the past year. Those in attendance included Registered Apprenticeship Program Sponsors, Partners, Apprentices, and Champions. 

Awards were presented to five businesses and individuals recognizing the impact they have made on Registered Apprenticeships in South Dakota: 

  • Outstanding Apprentice: Riley Christoffer, Huron Regional Medical Center  
  • Outstanding Mentor: Melissa Heath, Independent Health Solutions  
  • Outstanding Sponsor: Huron Regional Medical Center  
  • Registered Apprenticeship Champion: Cody Schroeder, Midwestern Mechanical  
  • The Start Today Legacy: Lake Area Technical College   

Thank you for helping us celebrate the spirit of tomorrow as we look back on the accomplishments from this year. We look forward to the future as apprenticeships shape the workforce of tomorrow.

View Trainings and Webinars

Past Webinars

Start Today SD Opportunities Webinar, Tuesday, Nov. 14

Learn more about registered apprenticeship programs and funding to develop, expand, and support programs in South Dakota in this recording of our Start Today SD Opportunities Webinar.


Sponsor Responsibilities + Start Today SD Registered Apprenticeship Funding Webinar Recording: Monday, May 22

Learn more about sponsor’s responsibilities in developing and implementing a Registered Apprenticeship Program in this recording of our May 22 webinar.

Questions can be directed to the Start Today Team at


Registered Apprenticeships Webinar Recording: Wednesday, May 10

Learn more about our development and expansion incentives, as well as financial services to support registered apprenticeships in this recording of our May 10 webinar.

Questions can be directed to the Start Today Team at