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Apprenticeship Programs

Earn & Learn with Sitting Bull College

Modern apprenticeships build a highly skilled workforce through focused, on-the-job occupational training. Today’s Registered Apprenticeship programs help motivated people earn an income, gain knowledge, and develop key skills in their chosen field simultaneously. Registered Apprenticeships—those approved through the U.S. Department of Labor—are expanding nationwide and right here at home. 
SBC’s Earn & Learn Apprenticeship Program combines classroom and work-based learning, empowering students to acquire both the knowledge and hands-on skills in demand by particular occupations and employers.

Benefits for the Apprentice/Student:

  • Earn a paycheck while working in your field for a local employer who invests in your individual education and career.
  • Receive hands-on workplace experience and training under the guidance of an employee-mentor while you build foundational knowledge and skills as an SBC student.
  • Win the advantage of a clear employment pathway through the combination of structured work-based learning and traditional classroom education.
  • Gain an edge in the workplace by earning a nationally-recognized Registered Apprenticeship Certificate through the U.S. Department of Labor -- a credential above and beyond the certificate or degree earned at SBC.
  • Recieve stipends to help offset costs assocated with working while going to school.  (Contact SBC Apprenticeships Program for details.)

Benefits for Employer:

  • Provide on-the-job training for apprentices who are motivated to work, learn, and succeed in their chosen fields.
  • Build a talent pipeline of higher-skilled employees in our community.
  • Develop high-potential employees for career opportunities now and in the future.
  • Enhance employee satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Benefit from reduced turn-over and lower recruitment costs.

Spring 2024 Earn & Learn Apprenticeship Openings:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) Apprenticeship: Part-time Teacher-Provider Registered Apprenticeship (~20 hours/week up to 2,000 apprenticeship hours). Two apprenticeships available.
    • Where: Wahohpi (the Immersion Nest), SBC Fort Yates Campus 
    • Who: SBC Early Childhood Education students invited to apply
    • When: Open until filled
    • What: Stipends available for educational and/or work-related expenses
    • How: Contact SBC's Apprenticeships Program office for details or to apply 
SBC is developing additional Registered Apprenticeships with interested area employers, particularly those for sought-after, difficult-to-fill occupations. Students and/or employers who want to explore the idea of Registered Apprenticeships may contact: 

Denise Dancy, SBC Apprenticeships Program 
Phone: 701.854.8023