The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation was recently awarded an $847,000 State Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program. The goal is to add 200 active apprentices by fall 2020. Funding priority will be given to programs offering training in information technology, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business services, hospitality, utilities and agriculture. Programs designed to increase engagement for under-represented populations will also be given priority.
“We recognize there is considerable effort required to start a new apprenticeship,” said DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman. “This funding will offset some of the initial costs incurred by a business to increase the number and variety of apprenticeship opportunities available.” The Department of Labor and Regulation hosted a webinar in August for applicants interested in applying for apprenticeship incentive funding.
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