July 2012 - To support the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators’ recently revised policy allowing the use of basic calculators on certain CCO written exams, Manitowoc Cranes, Manitowoc, WI, has donated 10,000 calculators for candidates’ use.
Ingo Schiller, senior vice president of global marketing at Manitowoc, said: “We’re delighted to support the continued development of NCCCO’s operations through the supply of calculators for exams. Part of the reason NCCCO remains at the forefront of operator certification is its continual review of processes, and the supply of approved calculators is the latest example of that commitment. At Manitowoc we believe that properly trained and certified operators are the cornerstone to any competent and professional lifting organization.”
Candidates taking Mobile Crane Operator Specialty exams will be provided durable new Manitowoc-branded calculators beginning July 2 for their use during the test administration and, thanks to Manitowoc’s sponsorship, be allowed to keep them afterwards for their own use.
While use of the calculators is not required during the exams, the NCCCO-supplied calculators are the only ones permitted for use; for security reasons, candidates may not bring their own calculators into the secure exam room.