Lift & Move USA is an industry initiative to promote job opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, and is targeted at high school students, college students and military veterans.
Industry support is growing for the second Lift & Move USA careers event. The one-day conference will take place in Houston, Texas, Feb. 10, 2016, and will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries.
Backing the event are organizations including Houston-based crane company TNT Crane & Rigging — which will host the event at its facility — sponsors CICB, Tadano, and Bengal, plus the IUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers) and national vocational training body SkillsUSA. Also supporting the event are private companies Lifting Gear Hire, Mammoet and Berard Transportation.
Lift & Move USA is an industry initiative to promote job opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, and is targeted at high school students, college students and military veterans. It will educate the next generation of drivers, mechanics, welders, operators and riggers on opportunities within the industry.
The event is jointly organized by Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and industry publisher KHL Group, owners of American Cranes & Transport magazine.
“There is real support for this initiative and one of the reasons for that is the growing recognition of the important role that skilled trades people play in our economy,” said Mike Appling, TNT's president and CEO. “The crane and rigging industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor. Lift & Move USA will meet that challenge by showcasing our industry to young people, showing them the many rewarding jobs and careers that are available.”
The Houston event will be hosted by TNT at its headquarters on the South Loop West freeway, Houston. The event is free for students and military veterans.
Joel Dandrea, executive vice president of SC&RA, said he was pleased with the response from the industry to the second Lift & Move event.
“The first event in Chicago was a great success, and now we are seeing that many of our members are interested in participating in Houston, or hosting events in different cities,” he said. “We know very well the wonderful careers that young people can have in this industry. These events will drive home these opportunities to the next generation of drivers, mechanics, welders, crane operators and riggers.”
Crane, specialized transport and rigging companies work in a wide range of industries including construction, oil and gas, energy and transportation. They provide cranes, heavy transport and specialized rigging services.
For more information, visit www.liftandmoveusa.com.