The dates have been confirmed for four Lift & Move USA career events to be held in 2017. Lift and Move USA is a one-day conference aimed at introducing the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry to young people and others looking for a new career.

Several events were held in 2015 and 2016 and drew more than 1,200 high school, vocational, and-or technical students and military veterans.

Lift & Move USA is jointly organised by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, (SC&RA), the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and KHL Group, publisher of International Cranes and Specialized Transport and American Cranes & Transport magazines.

Dates confirmed for 2017 are as follows:

14 February 2017

Location: Tampa, Florida

Host: All Construction

3 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois

Lifting Gear Hire

14 September 2017

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Buchanan Hauling

15 November 2017

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Berard Transportation & Deep South Crane.

Commenting on the Lift & Move programme, Joel Dandrea, SC&RA executive vice president, said, “By merging member efforts and building partnerships across various geographic areas with high schools, trade and technical schools, unions, and other interested parties, we’re working to ultimately drive students’ career interests to the many exciting opportunities our members have to offer.

“From crane and rigging to transportation to manufacturing, our members’ needs for skilled labour are outpacing the supply and we simply have to help members in this arena.”

During the Lift & Move events, attendees are provided first-hand information on the state of the industry, the current skilled labour shortage, job requirements and opportunities, training and certification information, earnings potential, equipment displays and demonstrations, and other industry-specific information.