The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), KHL Group, and the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) are jointly organizing a new event to promote careers in the U.S. crane, rigging and specialized transportation industries.

Lift & Move USA, to be held in Chicago, June 16 and 17, 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, specialized transportation businesses, and equipment manufacturers.

The event will comprise a two-day program, 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.

is the first event of its kind in the U.S. for this industry and has the support of long-time SC&RA member and major crane company in the Chicago area, Imperial Crane. An evening reception will be hosted at Imperial Crane located near the venue hotel, the Chicago Marriott Midway.

The event is organised in cooperation with SkillsUSA, the national organization that helps students prepare for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. More than 300,000 students and teachers join SkillsUSA every year.

Joel Dandrea, SC&RA executive vice president, says he is excited to be involved.

“Our industry creates thousands of rewarding jobs every year, jobs that offer the potential for long-term careers.”

Details of the event can be found at the event website.

This is NOT Your Average Career Fair

You will have the opportunity to:

• Climb aboard a crane or truck simulator and experience what it's like to be a crane operator or driver
• Visit a crane company on the Tuesday night BBQ and see equipment on display
• Network with companies in the industry
• Learn about oversize/overweight transportation, hydraulic gantries, rigging and cranes from industry experts