Meg-Anne Pryor is the Local 3 Operating engineers apprenticeship coordinator fo district 1. She was born and raised in San Francisco. Meg-Anne has 8 years in the field operating heavy equipment and 4 years on staff as an apprenticeship coordinator. Meg-Anne attended an 18-week Pre-Apprenticeship program called City Build in San Francisco where she was introduced to the different types of trades the construction industry has to offer. Meg-Anne graduated top of her class and was valedictorian. City Build paid for her indenture fee to get into the Operating Engineers and has been supportive of her career ever since.
Meg-Anne’s favorite things about construction are working outside, networking, and the different types of equipment she used to operate. Her hobbies are teaching people how to double Dutch, since she used to be a double Dutch coach many years ago. She also loves baking and went to culinary school to become a pastry chef before she joined local 3.
The person that inspires her would Cat Lytle who used to be her apprenticeship Coordinator, but Cat is now the Director of Training at her training center in Sacramento. Cat had a challenging time during her apprenticeship and didn’t give up. Cat continued to advocate for other women and helped put Meg-Anne in a position to do the same. Meg-Anne is the first African American female Apprenticeship Coordinator in the history of her union. Cat had a lot to do with making sure that she was given the opportunity to hold this position, as well as supported her along the way and still today in any form of capacity that she needs.
A thought Meg-Anne would like to share is “Never give up on yourself, you don’t know who might be coming behind you that you can help and inspire to keep going.”