February 6 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), KHL Group and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are jointly organising a new event - Lift & Move USA - to promote careers in the US crane, rigging

Lift & Move USA will be held in Chicago this year from June 16-17, and will provide high school students and young people studying at community and technical colleges with expert advice on careers and job opportunities working with crane rental companies, specialised transportation businesses and equipment manufacturers.

The event will comprise a two-day programme with sessions on types of jobs available, expected salaries, career progression and opportunities for certification, as well as case studies showing the types of activities in which employers are engaged.

SC&RA says that the event, which is supported by both Imperial Crane and SkillsUSA, is the first of its kind in the USA.

"Our industry creates thousands of rewarding jobs every year - jobs that offer the potential for long-term careers," said Joel Dandrea, executive vice president of SC&RA. "Lift & Move USA will promote these 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."

Bill Tierney, general manager of Imperial Crane, added: "With the critical shortage of skilled labour in our industry, we are pleased and proud to be part of such a worthwhile initiative."

See more about the event here: www.liftandmoveUSA.com