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Training Opportunities for Individuals
As your workforce partners, the Department of Labor and Regulation offers a vast variety of training and education programs to help ensure employers have the skilled workforce needed and to help individuals realize their potential as employees.
DLR is prepared to adapt and customize its education and job training programs to meet the needs of participants and the changing demands of employers.
Eligible Training Providers & Programs
The Workforce Training program offers tuition assistance for eligible individuals in need of training to secure employment in an approved training program. The Eligible Training Programs have been reviewed to ensure a high-wage and high-demand job upon completion of the training.
Navigate your education and training plan to employment through a visual roadmap called a Career Pathway.
Registered Apprenticeship programs are available through the U.S. Department of Labor. This training system produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy.
The Office of Apprenticeship will create a flexible training program appropriate for the business, combining on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom instruction. South Dakota has more than 100 Registered Apprenticeship programs in such industries as construction, dental, municipalities, health services, fire protection, fire medic, electric, plumbing and building maintenance.
Learn more about the Registered Apprenticeship program.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides part-time work experience and training opportunities to South Dakota residents 55 years and older. Earn an income and a chance to obtain unsubsidized employment. Learn how to participate.
Soft Skills Training - Bring your 'A' Game to Work
Businesses indicate they need employees with more soft skills and a greater work ethic. In response, DLR is offering the curriculum Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work. These workshops are developed to instill foundational behaviors and values in today’s workforce. After completing the program, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, setting a foundation for personal and professional success.
Does more education mean the possibility of higher earnings?
As you contemplate which of these training and education programs may be a good fit, check out the Labor Market Information Center's South Dakota Occupational Wages by Educational Level Requirements page to compare the wages of occupations at various educational levels.