Looking for Workers? Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) Help Develop Fully Trained Employees.
The StartTodaySD Apprenticeship Program, part of the U.S. Department of Labor's Registered Apprenticeship system, helps meet the skilled workforce needs of industry. Nationally, the Registered Apprenticeship program has trained millions of qualified individuals for lifelong careers since 1937.
For workers, these programs provide:
Improved skills and competencies that meet the specific needs of the employer;
Incremental wage increases as skills improve;
On-the-job training and occupation focused education;
Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials;
Opportunities for college credit and future degrees; and
Post-secondary training without the debt.
For employers, these programs provide:
A systematic and customized approach to training that results in highly skilled, highly productive employees trained to industry/employer specifications;
Increased productivity and knowledge transfer due to on-the-job training from an assigned mentor combined with related technical instruction;
Emphasis on safety training that often reduces workers' compensation costs;
A stable and predictable pipeline for the development of qualified workers;
Studies show the average retention of apprentices completing programs is more than 90%.
State and National Recognition of the training program;
Incentives are now available to applicants looking to become Registered Apprentice Sponsors and those current sponsors wanting to expand their programs.
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