Second Lift & Move USA Event Promotes Industry Job Opportunities

One-day conference will promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries, help employers find the next generation of operators, engineers, riggers, mechanics and sales staff

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The second Lift & Move USA careers event moves to Houston on February 10, 2016, following the success of the inaugural event in Chicago in June this year. The conference 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.

Lift & Move USA is jointly organized by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and industry publisher KHL Group. 

The Houston Lift & Move USA event will be organized in partnership with SC&RA member TNT Cranes & Rigging, whose headquarters at South Loop West freeway, Houston, will host the conference.

“Houston is an activity hot zone for the diversified end markets ranging from refining, petro-chemical, LNG, commercial construction and more; and, therefore, a great place to host this event.”

The conference, which is organized in cooperation with SkillsUSA will provide attendees with an overview of job opportunities in the industry alongside personal testimonies from young people already working in the sector.

Joel Dandrea, Executive Vice President of SC&RA, said Lift & Move USA in Houston, being held only eight months after the inaugural event in Chicago, would build momentum for the initiative; “Chicago was a great success, attracting almost 150 young people and demonstrating that there is real interest in the lifelong career opportunities offered by our industry. Now we can build on that in Houston.

“We also learned a lot from Chicago. Our second event will be shorter — reduced to one day — and hosted at a crane yard rather than a hotel, which will give the students an up-close look at cranes and other equipment. We urge the wider industry to get behind this positive initiative.”

The event will promote career opportunities to the next generation of employees, highlighting all sorts of jobs, from crane operators, truck drivers and CAD design engineers to mechanics, welders and sales staff. 

Lift and Move USA is just getting started. We will continue to grow and evolve it to attract more young people to the industry. Houston is a great location for such an event; plus, look for more Lift and Move USA events in the future,” said NCCCO’s Director of Operations and Program Development, Joel Oliva.

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