CIS Offers Team Assessments, Vital Statistics Promotion at The Utility Expo

Crane Industry Services (CIS), a full-service training provider serving utility, energy, government, and construction markets, will highlight solutions for both skilled trades workers and leadership during The Utility Expo, September 28-30, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. See them at Booth N2008.

During the show, attendees can participate in a brief, free assessment of their crew’s communication and feedback skills, emotional intelligence, processes, accountability, and cohesion. Results are delivered on site and can be compared to aggregate industry data. “This assessment is a powerful first step in helping utility crews reduce risk and improve productivity,” said Peter Krammer, Senior Partner, Okos Partners and TradeUp Senior Advisor.

“To get a comprehensive understanding of the health of your leadership culture, you need input from the entire team,” said Krammer. In addition to the individual assessment, detailed Vital Statistics Reports are available for assessing your whole team or department. This in-depth analysis provides insight into team and leader alignment as well as provides an estimate of how much lost productivity is costing you. Learn more about this tool at the show. “When crews are in sync, productivity and safety results can soar,” said Krammer.

TradeUp Workforce Development

CIS uses cutting edge training and assessment tools to help public and investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and the utility contractors who serve them, achieve organizational excellence. “Self-sustaining workforce development—not just mere compliance—is what sets CIS apart from other skilled trades training companies,” said Debbie Dickinson, CEO of CIS.

Workforce development encompasses four key areas—recruitment, assessment, training, and leadership. CIS and Okos Partners work with employers to evaluate and execute workforce development plans in these four areas with its customizable TradeUp program. Learn more at

In addition, CIS will co-locate with CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators. CIS uses Vortex simulators as part of its comprehensive training programs to help operators build transferrable skills and to help employers capture metrics to make re-skilling and up-skilling an efficient part of a workforce development plan.

CIS is an accredited training and assessment sponsor for NCCER and is an authorized provider of certification testing for NCCER and NCCCO. “Helping employers identify skills gaps, then qualify employees, and certify them, is at the core of what CIS offers,” said Dickinson.

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