The Lift & Move USA conference will be held this week in Chicago to promote careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industries and help employers find the next generation of operators, engineers, riggers, mechanics, CAD design engineers, welders and sales staff. The event, to be held June 16 and 17, will be is organized by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, a group that organizes test for crane operators, and publisher KHL Group.

    Chicago-based Imperial Crane Services will host a barbecue and equipment demo at its Bridgeview, Ill., facility on the evening of June 16.

    The two-day conference will provide young people with an insight into potential careers in a multi-billion dollar industry, with the opportunity to see heavy equipment and operate truck and crane simulators. The program is targeted at high school students, students at vocational, technical and community colleges and veterans. It will include presentations by young people who have made successful careers in the industry as well as sessions on the types of jobs available, expected salaries, career progression, and opportunities for certification as well as case studies demonstrating the types of activities in which employers are engages.

    The idea for the conference came from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association.

    “With the critical shortage of skilled labor in our industry, we are pleased and proud to be part of such a worthwhile initiative,” said Bill Tierney, general manager, Imperial Crane Services.

Details can be found at: www.liftandmoveUSA.com.