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.

Who we serve

Whether you’re an employer seeking to start an apprenticeship program, or a future apprentice seeking a hands-on path to a career, we’re here to help.

While we don’t conduct training or place apprentices directly, we monitor programs across the state to ensure apprentices have safe environments, fair compensation, and get the on-the-job training and education they need to succeed.

Our goal is always to connect diverse, equitable access to job opportunities in the Commonwealth.

500+ Registered apprenticeship programs in Massachusetts
94% Employment retention for certified apprentices

Recent news


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.

Contact Us


100 Cambridge Street, Suite 501, Boston, MA 02114


General inquiries (617) 626-5442


Program Director: (617) 626-6973 Margaret.M.Gilligan@mass.gov
Compliance Inquiries: Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov
North Shore, Central MA East: (617) 626-5405 Michael.A.Falasca@mass.gov
Central MA West: (617) 626-5672 Laura.E.Lee@mass.gov
South Shore, Cape & Islands: (617) 626-5407 Celina.Pendexter@mass.gov
Metro Boston: (617) 626-5409
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