How to get started as a registered pre-apprentice

You can register a pre-apprentice program or apply to become a pre-apprentice.

Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

Phone

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available Mondays only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Haverhill (978) 372-9797

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lawrence (508) 616-0461
New Bedford (508) 984-7718

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Springfield (413) 781-2676

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the first Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Taunton (508) 616-0461
Westborough (508) 616-0461

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Details

What you need

To register for the pre-apprenticeship program, applicants should follow the process below. The pre-apprentice program should provide its graduates with the skills to achieve a full registered apprentice position. The registered apprentice's sponsor will be either a single employer or a group. These sponsors are the ones who provide the jobs. Pre-apprentices are not allowed to work on public construction projects until they become full apprentices.

How to register

The pre-apprentice program sponsor applicant should first meet with a willing, registered apprentice sponsor. They should develop a memorandum of agreement with a pre-determined amount of credit for each graduate who enters the registered apprentice program. Registered sponsors can have more than one memorandum of agreement. Registered apprentice programs should use registered pre-apprenticeship to enhance their outreach efforts. The registered apprentice sponsor must approve the curriculum of the pre-apprentice applicant to determine the proper amount of credit between the parties in the memorandum of agreement. Credit can be training hours, elevation in the program, or direct entry into the program. If the sponsor doesn't agree, the pre-apprentice will lose its registration. This does not affect previous memorandum of agreements.

You can register once you sign the memorandum and we have approved your curriculum. Contact us at (617) 626-5409 to request an application package. The pre-apprentice sponsor will document the name, address, date of birth, phone number, and social security number of each graduate. He or she will also document the program partner name, term of apprenticeship, graduation date, and affirmative action questionnaire. Each graduates' information becomes part of the apprentice-tracking database. That way, when a graduate finds a apprenticeship, he or she also gains credit.

Download an application package online.

More info

There are no fees associated with pre-apprenticeship. This means that there are no apprentice photo ID's and no access to public works projects.

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Contact

Address

Boston
19 Staniford Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Haverhill
4 Summer Street , Room 212, Haverhill, MA 01830
Lawrence
Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station, 37 Shattuck Street , Lawrence , MA 01843
New Bedford
1213 Purchase Street, 2nd Floor, New Bedford , MA 02740
Springfield
1 Federal Street Building 101, 3rd Floor, Springfield , MA 01105
Taunton
Taunton Career Center Building, 72 School Street , Taunton, MA 02780
Westborough
Hadley Building, 167 Lyman Street , Westborough , MA 01581

Phone

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available Mondays only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Haverhill (978) 372-9797

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lawrence (508) 616-0461
New Bedford (508) 984-7718

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Springfield (413) 781-2676

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the first Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Taunton (508) 616-0461
Westborough (508) 616-0461

Asbestos or deleading walk-in licensing services available the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fax

Boston (617) 626-6965
Haverhill (978) 372-9998
New Bedford (508) 984-3562
Springfield (413) 732-6374
Westborough (508) 616-0467

Phone

General (617) 626-5409
Apprenticeship Program (617) 626-5403
South Shore, Cape Cod, and Islands (617) 626-5989
Boston to Springfield (617) 626-5407
Sponsor verifications (617) 626-5406
Dispensing opticians or Veteran inquiries (617) 626-5412
Certificates or ID cards (617) 626-5441

Fax

Office Fax (617) 626-5427

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