For the second year, Crane Institute of America and Crane Institute Certification (CIC) provided a scholarship for training and certification through Florida Crane Owner’s Council (FCOC). This scholarship allows one crane operator to attend a 4 day Mobile Crane Operator Training Program and take the CIC Mobile Crane Operator Certification Exams at our headquarters near Orlando, Florida.
On September 13, during the FCOC meeting in Orlando, the winner of the scholarship was announced. We would like to congratulate Mr. Jimmie King of Bryson Crane Rental. Mr. King has 10 years experience with cranes and is qualified to operate boom trucks and telescoping boom cranes. He is also a qualified rigger and signalperson.
We are pleased to see Mr. King receive training and become a certified crane operator. It is a united effort by both employers and employees to assure a safer lifting industry.
Mr. King is taking an important step in documenting his skills as a certified and qualified crane operator… are you?
This month’s interview is with Johnathan Camp of Crane Rental Corporation in Orlando, Fla. Camp was the winner of the 2012 Florida Crane Owner’s Council (FCOC) Scholarship. He won a free Mobile Crane Operator 4-day training program from Crane Institute of America (CIA) and free Mobile Crane Operator written and practical certification exams from Crane Institute Certification (CIC) valuing over $1,800.
CIA: What was your reaction to receiving the Florida Crane Owner’s Council Scholarship?
Camp: I was very honored for being considered and really enjoyed my time here at Crane Institute. When I need more certifications, I will be back. Thanks for everything!
CIA: What was your overall impression of the Mobile Crane Operator Training Program?
Camp: Very informative and at a pace where if you have questions, they take the time to answer and do not carry on with class until everyone understands.
CIA: Do you feel the instructor was knowledgeable?
Camp: I believe Tom R. was very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
CIA: Do you feel like you were prepared to take the CIC Nationally Accredited Exams?
Camp: Yes, I believe so. More nervous about the hands-on, but I believe I did pretty good!
CIA: How do you think you would have done had you taken the exams “cold-turkey?”
Camp: 50/50. There was stuff on the exams that I didn’t know and stuff that I did.
CIA: Did you find yourself studying back home to prepare?
Camp: No hardcore studying, just brushing up on the material.
CIA: Do you have any advice to those in the industry that might be considering taking...