Building a Qualified Workforce.


Creating Safe Operations.


Getting the Most from your People, Equipment, and Operations.


Generating Productivity and Efficiency.


Tailoring Training to your Business Needs.

Centered on Safety. People. Equipment. Operations.

Welcome to the Centered on SafetyTM portal for first-class employee skills development and employer compliance and operations support
— no matter your industry.

Crane Industry Services (CIS) is a WGTC corporate partner that trains people for great careers in all types of crane operation, material handling, lifting operations, rigging and job site supervision. Programs are NCCER accredited and lead by NCCER certified instructors with vast on the job experience. Programs include training and certification for:

  • Mobile Crane Operators
  • Tower Crane Operators
  • Overhead Crane Operators
  • All types of lift equipment
  • Basic and Advanced Riggers
  • Signalpersons

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Instructional Dimensions (ID) conducts personnel qualification audits to identify gaps in skills and safety and helps employers build training that is relevant to work performed. Experts develop training and assessments and provide professional development for quality control, safety, and operations management. With the right protocols in place companies successfully improve safety, service, sales and profits. Learn more>

Trade UpTM is a platform that provides training and development for skilled craft professionals, and connects qualified men and women with employers. Trade Up is a collaborative initiative offered by CIS and ELA Consulting Group (ELA). CIS is an NCCER accredited training and certification sponsor and a certified WBE organization. ELA is a California-based training and development firm. ELA and CIS principals have partnered successfully for more than 20 years to innovate and solve industry problems. Trade Up offers a variety of skill development pathways for both entry level and experienced tradespeople, and helps to solve the chronic labor shortage by providing skilled labor — safe, certified and ready to work. Learn more >

Trade Up serves:

  • Corporate and Government Organizations
  • Military and Transitioning Service Men and Women
  • Correctional Facilities Training Re-Entry Citizens
  • Students from Workforce Investment Opportunity (WIOA tuition assistance)
  • People ready, willing and able to work
  • Employers in need of qualified people with the skills and desire to work
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