Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Workforce Training & Education

Benefits of Registered Apprenticeship

Benefits to the Employer

  • Developing a reservoir of skilled workers, many of whom are potential supervisors;
  • Customizable to match employers' needs, and highly flexible to always to meet employers' changing requirements;
  • Lowering costs by increasing productivity as employees become more skilled;
  • Reducing labor turnover and absenteeism through employee motivation to learn new job skills;
  • Receiving national recognition for efforts to train people in all aspects of their occupation;
  • Providing a more flexible workforce because of greater employee skills;
  • Creating improved customer satisfaction generated by quality workmanship.

Benefits to the Apprentice

  • Receiving related instruction to supplement on-the-job training;
  • Earning while learning;
  • Receiving formal on-the-job training from a qualified worker;
  • Receiving regular pay increases as job skills increase;
  • Acquiring a skill which allows for more effectively competing in the labor market.

For more information on Registered Apprenticeship, please feel free to call or contact:

John R. Bolger, State Director
U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Office of Apprenticeship
221 S. Central Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
605.224.7983
605.224.7984 (fax)

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184