Division of Apprentice Standards (DAS)

Division of Apprentice Standards

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


General inquiries 617-626-5409
Sponsor verifications 617-626-5406

Rita Gill, Rita.Gill@MassMail.State.MA.US

Dispensing opticians, Veteran inquiries 617-626-5412

Lorraine O’Connor,  Lorraine.O'connor2@State.MA.US  

Certificates, ID cards 617-626-5441

Ashlie Perkins, Ashlie.perkins@state.ma.us


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Who we serve

Having skilled workers is critical to the growth of any business, and having the skills to begin a new career is crucial for worker success. The Apprentice Training Program is the framework that an individual receives company-paid, on-the-job training (OJT). The OJT is supervised by a fully-trained journeyworker (mentor) int he same occupation who follows a written work process, specific to the occupation. A progression of wages is paid and a contract is required.

DAS does not conduct training or place apprentices in jobs. It monitors all apprentice training programs across Massachusetts to ensure that apprentices are working in safe working environments, are paid correctly and are receiving both on-the job traiing as well as related education classes.


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