Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Training Opportunities for Individuals

As your workforce partners, the Department of Labor and Regulation offers a vast variety of training and education programs to help ensure employers have the skilled workforce needed and to help individuals realize their potential as employees.

DLR is prepared to adapt and customize its education and job training programs to meet the needs of participants and the changing demands of employers.

Approved Training Providers & Programs

The Workforce Training program offers tuition assistance for eligible individuals in need of training to secure employment in an approved training program. The Approved Training Programs have been reviewed to ensure a high-wage and high-demand job upon completion of the training.

Career Pathways

Navigate your education and training plan to employment through a visual roadmap called a Career Pathway.

Registered Apprenticeships

Registered Apprenticeship programs are available through the U.S. Department of Labor. This training system produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy.

The Office of Apprenticeship will create a flexible training program appropriate for the business, combining on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom instruction. South Dakota has more than 100 Registered Apprenticeship programs in such industries as construction, dental, municipalities, health services, fire protection, fire medic, electric, plumbing and building maintenance.

Learn more about the Registered Apprenticeship program.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides part-time work experience and training opportunities to South Dakota residents 55 years and older. Earn an income and a chance to obtain unsubsidized employment. Learn how to participate.

Soft Skills Training - Bring your 'A' Game to Work

Businesses indicate they need employees with more soft skills and a greater work ethic. In response, DLR is offering the curriculum Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work. These workshops are developed to instill foundational behaviors and values in today’s workforce. After completing the program, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, setting a foundation for personal and professional success.