The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) is the agency responsible for promoting, developing and servicing registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009 The agreement has been changed to indicate what credit will be granted in OJT hours and what step the apprentice will begin the program in order to prepare for next years renewal.
Due to the recent enactment of legislation changing the Massachusetts General Laws, Apprenticeship Statute, Chapter 23; Section 11W of the Apprentice Statute, the Division of Apprentice Standards will be issuing Annual Apprentice ID cards rather than one time Apprentice ID Cards after June 30, 2009.
The Division of Apprentice Standards has developed guidance documents for the public to better understand Section 33 of Chapter 30 of the Acts of 2009, the Governor's Economic Recovery Mobilization Act. The following documents are meant to help awarding authorities and bidders comply with the 20% Apprentice Utilization Requirement.
These recommendations have been provided by the Division of Apprentice Standards in order to help awarding authorities facilitate compliance with the 20% apprentice requirement on ARRA funded public projects. Awarding authorities and contractors should consult the relevant laws pertaining to public construction procurement and the apprentice participation requirement for further information.