Promoting careers in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry
On this page you will find a number of video interviews and testimonials from students, teachers, event speakers, and industry professionals.
The videos will show you what students thought about the events, and also offer the perspective of the event organizers and industry veterans.
From May 2017 event hosted by Lifting Gear Hire (LGH)
Tampa, Florida (February 2017)
Long Beach, CA (November 2016)
Chicago, IL (June 2015) & Houston, TX (Feb 2016)
Industry & teacher views
“We have had the best of days!’
Janice Valentine, Career Transition Specialist, Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Janice Valentine says her students had a great day at the Lift & Move USA event hosted by Bragg Companies in Long Beach, CA, November 2016. It opened the eyes of her students to career opportunities that don’t involve a four year college degree.
‘Addressing the skills shortage’
Brett Melvin, Former Executive Director, Lift & Move USA
Brett Melvin explains the thinking behind Lift & Move USA, and places the program in the wider context of the skills shortage in the USA.
(Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times)
‘Be proud of
what you do’
Bill Smith, Executive Vice President, NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS)
Industry veteran Bill Smith says if you enjoy working outdoors and don’t necessarily want to go to college then a career in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry might be the perfect choice for you.
(Courtesy of NCCCO )
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation (SC&R Foundation)
This video from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation describes the jobs in the industry, gives some typical salary levels, and offers testimony from individual employees. The SC&R Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports members of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) and addresses the industry labor shortage.