5th period HVAC apprentice Lorraine Mata is from the Bay Area in northern California. Before starting her apprenticeship with UA Local 467 Lorraine had a career in education and youth development. Lorraine learned about what the skilled trades had to offer when she enrolled in a Trades Introduction Program (TIP).

Why Lorraine Was Nominated
Since becoming a member at UA Local 467 Lorraine has been a part of many outreach campaigns promoting the UA and the Skilled Trades to women and underprivileged youth locally and regionally. She can also be seen in the classroom working in groups with her classmates making sure they are ready for the next test. There is no doubt that Lorraine will be a part of the future success of our Local.