Labor Dept. Expands Apprenticeships

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14 Nov 2019

South Dakota, Business Community

PIERRE — The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is providing $370,000 in incentive funding to help businesses and organizations expand the number of Registered Apprenticeships Programs in South Dakota.

Businesses could apply for up to a maximum of $20,000 in funding to help offset the initial start-up costs when developing a new program.

“Registered Apprenticeships are a great way for businesses to build a quality workforce with the exact skills they need to fill their openings,” said state DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman. “We have a pool of untapped workers ready to learn new skills, and this will expand training opportunities, especially in rural communities.”

Incentive funding recipients, occupations and funding award include Masaba, Vermillion: manufacturing assembly electrician, $20,000

A presentation by Secretary Hultman, signing ceremony and orientation will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. CST in Pierre at the Chamber of Commerce.

Programs designed to increase engagement for under-represented populations such as females, Native Americans, limited-English proficient individuals, youth ages 16 to 24 and individuals with disabilities were given priority.


Link to Original Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Article