Monthy Newlsetter to Employers from The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

Registered Apprenticeship Week

The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is offering informational sessions in four communities during National Registered Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 13 – 19. The Governor invites business, education, economic development and HR leaders to attend the sessions to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities.  

South Dakota has the potential to offer thousands of apprenticeship opportunities as many occupations can be apprenticeable. Industry associations, higher-education institutions, organizations and other workforce intermediaries can be registered apprenticeship sponsors. A business can be a sponsor and manage all aspects of the program, or partner with an established sponsor.

The informational sessions will take place on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. MST, Rapid City – at Western Dakota Technical Institute, 800 Mickelson Drive, in the Event Center.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8 – 9 a.m. CST, Sioux Falls – at Southeast Technical Institute, 2320 N. Career Ave, in the HUB Building, Room 303.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1 – 2 p.m. CST, Watertown – at Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Ave. NE, in the Student Center Building, Room 512.

  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 – 9 a.m. CST, Mitchell – at Mitchell Technical Institute, 1800 E. Spruce St, in the Technology Center Amphitheater..

For more information about U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships, visit

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Soft Skills Training for Better Employees

Federal Postings

Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work encompasses Appreciation, Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability and Acceptance. These soft skills and a willingness to take direction make for more desirable employees. Click here for more curriculum information.

This course is offered across the state as an eight-hour course in a one-day setting or shorter multi-date options. The cost to attend varies by location. To find out if there are classes available near you, refer to the DLR events calendar or call 605-773-3101.

Various federal agencies require workplace postings. A labor law compliance poster is available from your local job service office. This poster includes six federal posting requirements.

Businesses should beware of poster scams from companies selling various federal agency postings. These postings are available at no charge from DLR.

There may be additional requirements for federal contractors. For more information,visit


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November 2017


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