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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General inquiries (617) 626-5409
Apprenticeship Director (617) 626-5403

Henry Mattuchio

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
Apprenticeship Field Staff-South Shore, Cape Cod, Islands (617) 626-5407, Cell (617) 862-8155

Celina Dias-Pendexter

Apprenticeship Field Staff-Boston to Springfield (617) 626-5405, Cell (857) 332-6114

Michael A. Falasca


Apprentice Program main fax (617) 626-5427
South Shore, Cape Cod, and Islands Compliance Officer (617) 626-5407, Cell (617) 862-8155

Celina Dias-Pendexter, Compliance Officer

Boston to Springfield (617) 626-5407, Cell (857) 332-6114

Michael A. Falasca, Compliance Officer

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) in the 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 training as well as related education classes.