Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS)

The Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS) is responsible for promoting, developing, and servicing registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Contact Us

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19 Staniford Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114


General inquiries (617) 626-5409


Patrick Mitchell, Director Patrick.Mitchell@mass.gov
Margaret Gilligan, Program Director, (617) 626-6973 Margaret.M.Gilligan@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries: Celina Pendexter Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - North Shore, Central MA East, Michael Falasca (617) 626-5405 Michael.A.Falasca@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Central MA West, Laura Lee (617) 626-5672 Laura.E.Lee@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries - Metro Boston, please call (617) 626-5409
Compliance Inquiries - Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape, South Shore, and South Coast, Celina Dias Pendexter (617) 626-5407 Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov

Who we serve

We work with employers and other organizations that manage registered apprenticeship programs in traditional and expansion industries, including technology, healthcare and advanced manufacturing.

DAS does not conduct training or place apprentices in jobs. But we monitor training programs across the state to ensure apprentices are working in safe environments, are fairly compensated, and receive both on-the-job training as well as related education.

Recent news & announcements from Division of Apprentice Standards


Apprenticeship Growth and Expansion Grant Opportunity 

3/03/2021 Division of Apprentice Standards

Applications due March 26, 2021. Optional bidders conference March 10, 2021. Please refer to Issuance for additional details.


Registered Apprentice Tax Credit Application Information for 2020 

1/19/2021 Division of Apprentice Standards