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Industrial Training International Sep 21, 2021 9:34:31 AM 2 min read

ITI to Sponsor the 2021 NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum

ITI is proud to sponsor this year's NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum, scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2021. Please see the following news release courtesy of NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent.

Those interested in participating in the Industry Forum can register here.

Fairfax, VA, September 21, 2021 โ€“ The qualifications of crane operators and those who work with and around lifting equipment will once again be the focus of this fallโ€™s NCCCO Foundation Industry Forum on Personnel Qualifications.


Now in its sixth year, the Forum is scheduled for Thursday, November 11, 2021 as a hybrid event to be held in person in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC) as well as via Zoom.  For the third year in a row, Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHAโ€™s Directorate of Construction, will provide the keynote address at the event which this year is generously sponsored by Industrial Training International (ITI).


The Forum will build on the success of previous events and focus on the latest developments in regulations and best industry practices as they pertain to the qualifications of personnel working in, with, and around cranes and other types of lifting equipment.  โ€œIn light of the imminent publication of OSHAโ€™s Compliance Directive on Crane Operator Qualifications, we anticipate the presentation by Director Ketcham to be especially popular,โ€ said NCCCO Foundation CEO, Graham Brent.


Other sessions will focus on recent and upcoming changes to B30 standards, compliance assistance with the OSHA crane rule, demographic trends (age, experience, training) of crane operators, veteransโ€™ transition, telecommunications personnel qualifications, marketing tips for employers of certified operators, and a rundown of the new certification programs that are being readied for launch.


The last Forum was held in 2020 as a virtual event and attracted registrations of over 300 safety and construction professionals, three times higher than the previous record set in 2019. A survey of attendeesโ€™ experience was highly positive.  โ€œResponse to the last Forum was exceptional,โ€ said Brent, โ€œwith fully 94% of delegates rating the event as meeting or exceeding their expectations.โ€


A hallmark of past Industry Forums has been their fast-paced and varied presentations, and this year is no exception. โ€œWe pack a lot into a four-hour window,โ€ said Brent.  โ€œWith a dozen or so presentations, focusing on a variety of safety, personnel qualifications and workplace development issues, thereโ€™s always something for everyone.โ€


There is no charge to attend the Forum, thanks to the generous sponsorship by Industrial Training International (ITI), but registration is required here.



About The NCCCO Foundation

The NCCCO Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization formed in 2018 to promote industry safety through three major pathways: education, research and workforce development. By facilitating access to training and certification by youth, veterans and underserved communities through scholarships and grants, the Foundation seeks to ensure a safe and skilled future workforce. For more information visit

About ITI

Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations solution. For more information about ITI, visit


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