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
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