This week, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) announced their partnership with Jones Technical Institute (J-Tech) in Jacksonville, Florida. While RVTI has dozens of partnerships with organizations across the country, this is RVTI’s first-ever partnership with a trade school.
“As a well-respected trade school, J-Tech is an ideal partner for RVTI” said Curt Hemmeler, RVTI Executive Director. “Their state-of-the-art facility and excellent reputation combined with RVTI’s gold standard curriculum will result in many more trained RV technicians entering the industry.”
As RVTI’s newest Authorized Learning Partner, J-Tech now has access to RVTI’s curriculum for its Marine & RV Technology Program which will prepare J-Tech students for a career in the RV industry. While RV sales are increasing, the number of proficient, well-trained RV technicians is steady or declining. With this partnership, RVTI and J-Tech are working together to address the RV industry’s shortage of experienced technicians.
“J-Tech is delighted to partner alongside RVTI and is eager to begin implementing RVTI’s curriculum into our Marine & RV Technology Program. Together, we are developing future technicians that will work to keep RVs on America’s roads for years to come,” said Gregory Jones, Jones Technical Institute President.
RVTI’s syllabus includes hands-on modules, instructional materials, and various lesson plans that will be incorporated into the Marine & RV Technology Program at J-Tech. J-Tech’s Marine & RV Technology Program is currently in its fourth term of enrolling students. In those four short terms, the Career Services Department at J-Tech has placed 6 students into RV careers at local dealerships. This allows J-Tech students to work in-field while attending classes. The relationship with RVTI overall produces higher quality technicians for not only northeast Florida but provides J-Tech graduates employment opportunities across the RV Industry.