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
All Other Customer Inquiries: Camille Pensavalli (617) 626-5430


Patrick Mitchell, Director Patrick.Mitchell@mass.gov
Sara St. Laurent, Program Director Sara.StLaurent@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

Press Release

See the Approved Minutes for the Massachusetts Apprentice Council Meeting 02-28-20 

10/01/2020 Division of Apprentice Standards

Press Release

Apprenticeship Council Public Agenda 10-02-2020 

9/11/2020 Division of Apprentice Standards