The fourth installment of Lift & Move USA, a one-day conference aimed at introducing the crane, rigging, and specialized transport sector to young people, will be held November 2 at Bragg Companies in Long Beach, CA.
The event, which saw more 300 high school and vocational school students attend its Graham, NC gathering in May, is expected to reach even more potential welders, diesel mechanics, truck drivers, and the like at the upcoming conference. Lift & Move USA is open to students, parents, teachers and veterans.
SC&RA recently pledged up to $300,000 as the anchor sponsor for eight Lift & Move USA events to be held throughout 2017 and 2018. The events are jointly organized by SC&RA, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and KHL Group, the publishers of American Cranes & Transport and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazines.
“While Lift & Move is just one program aimed at addressing our skills shortage, students as well as our members have been very responsive, and the SC&RA Board views the association’s support as a key investment in our industry,” said SC&RA Executive Vice President Joel Dandrea.
“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 labor 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 labor shortage, job requirements and opportunities, training and certification information, earnings potential, equipment displays/demonstrations and other industry-specific information. For more information, visit www.liftandmoveusa.com.