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Volume 1, Issue 21


Photo: Students hard at work on the load nests during a Master Rigger Course at the ITI Training Center in Woodland, Washington.

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Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship Awards

Lifting Gear Hire ( and Industrial Training International ( are proud to announce the first recipient of the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship is worth up to $12,000, and will allow the winner to complete the ASME approved, and LEEA accredited program in full.

FORE.svgThe 2016 Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Scholarship was open to all professionals in the lifting and hoisting industry, with the winner determined by representatives from LGH and ITI. The scholar was selected on the basis of their response to three essay questions.

  1. Please describe your current role and function in regards to rigging and load handling work.
  2. Please describe your professional aspirations.
  3. Please describe what you hope to gain from this training program.

The final scholarship pool included 185 applicants, representing 19 countries, 41 U.S. States, and 4 Canadian Provinces. Entries came from a number of different industries including - construction, engineering, crane & rigging service providers, energy, government, manufacturing, mining, media, nuclear, oil & gas, power generation, rigging distribution, transportation, and trade unions. The scholarship pool revealed a large array of job titles including – Boilermaker, Construction Engineer, Crane & Rigging Superintendent, Crane Operator, Crane Tech, Electrician, Field Mechanical Engineer, General Foreman, Heavy Lift Engineer, Iron Worker, Mechanical Engineer, Millwright, Nuclear Field Service Account Manager, Pipefitter, Project Engineer, Rigger Foreman, Safety Manager, Site Lifting Coordinator, and Warehouse Manager.

Read on to learn more about the winner...







Person of the Week


J. Gary Thomas

Maintenance Supervisor, Southern Company

After completing a Master Rigger Course at the ITI Washington Training Center last week, J. Gary Thomas of The Southern Company is the 7th individual to complete the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering program in its entirety. Mr. Thomas oversees all lifting and rigging activities at Southern's Plant Vogtle. He feels the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program will benefit him in his role as in-house subject matter expert.

Learn more about Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Here.

New E-Learning Courses

The ITI E-Learning Division certainly did not take the summer off. New summer developments include, the launch of a new Learning Management Subscription Plan through ITI Online, an Apple Watch and Amazon Echo giveaway for participation in a Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator survey, and two new rigging courses:

  • Basic Rigging & Inspection
  • Basic Entertainment Rigging & Inspection


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