Apprentice Agreement Form Help

Description of terms in the Apprentice agreement form

Apprentice Agreement Form Help

Apprentice Agreement

All agreements shall be checked for completeness before being processed. The following information must be on the agreement in order for the agreement to be accepted:

Front of Agreement

Name: Apprentice's legal name

Apprentice's complete home address (number, street/P.O. box, city, state, and zip code)

Program Sponsor: Name of company or union sponsoring the apprentice
Trade: Trade for which the apprentice is registering
Term of Apprenticeship: Length of time required to achieve journey person status in specific trade.
Date apprenticeship begins: Shall be the date that the apprentice signs the agreement and must be received by DAS within 30 days of that date.
Projected completion date: Shall be the date that the apprentice will complete the program and will establish journey person status (if credit for previous experience is granted, then this must be taken into consideration when filling in completion date)
Credit for previous experience: Credit can be given, but cannot be more than 50% of the term of the apprenticeship. Credit experience can be granted by Program Sponsor but must be approved by DAS
Periods: Each period is 1,000 hours and equates to how many steps it would take to achieve journey person status. (i.e.: 8 steps - 1000 hours each = 8000 Hr program)
Steps: Each step equates to a certain amount of hours that must be attained in order to graduate to the next step.
Graduated scale of wages:

Periods and steps must be the same as what is established on Department of Labor Standards prevailing wage sheets the wage step progression and percentages will mirror that like occupation for the area. A wage amendment will need to be done when the standards conflict. First step cannot be less than minimum wage as established by MGL Ch. 151 subsection 16.Contact the Department at (617) 626-5409 for current progressions and Percentages.

Minimum Journey person rate/date: Minimum rate that a journey person would be hired at on private work, and date that it is established.
Number of hours per day/week/Overtime rate: Hours apprentice will work in a day, over a week, and what the overtime rate will be for hours worked over regular work week.
Schooling authorization: When the apprentice signs the apprentice agreement he/she is agreeing to the terms on the reverse side of agreement as well as granting access to DAS to all related instruction records.
Signature of Apprentice: Apprentice must sign agreement stating that they have read and agree to the terms of the agreement.
Signature of Program Sponsor Designated official signing for sponsor.
Signature of Parent/Guardian: Signature of legal guardian if necessary.
Address of Sponsor: Sponsors place of business or mailing address
Signature of Union: If program sponsor is part of a union, then the union must also sign agreement.
Approved by the DAS: Signature of DAS approval agent and date approved

Back of Agreement

The apprentice must read the back of the agreement and must agree to the terms prior to signing.

Cost to be incurred by apprentice:   Any costs that the apprentice will incur must be initialed.

Prior employment rate of pay:

  The amount of pay the apprentice was receiving in prior employment.
Acknowledge receipt of DAS Handbook:   Download copy of DAS Handbook for apprentice records. Have apprentice initial.
Acknowledge rights and responsibilities:   Both the apprentice and sponsor must initial where indicated.
Aggregate statistical information:  

The apprentice must provide DAS with their Social Security Number, email address, date of birth, phone number, and must check off appropriate boxes for sex, race, education, and veteran status.

Once all of the information has been filled out, it must then be signed, notarized and then submitted to DAS for approval before it can be used as an executed document.

NOTE: All apprentice agreements must be submitted within 30 days of date apprenticeship begins and must be accompanied with schooling, a passport picture, and a check payable to: "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts"