As the RV industry continues to grow, the demand for RV technicians has also markedly increased. In order to keep up with industry growth, the RV Technical Institute is constantly looking for ways to recruit and train the next generation of RV technicians.
This week, July 11-14, the RV Technical Institute is in Las Vegas for the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Annual Conference. Approximately 3,500–4,000 school counseling professionals, including K-12 school counselors, college professors, graduate students, and school counseling supervisors, are in attendance.
During the event, RVTI and Authorized Learning Partner, Camping World, who provided an RV for the exhibit booth, have been highlighting the opportunities the RV industry offers to high schoolers not seeking a traditional four-year college degree. Discussions have included implementation of the RVTI training program in public schools, allowing high school students across the country to graduate with the Level 1 certification. As the only RV technician training program developed in conjunction with the manufacturers of RVs and their suppliers, partnerships that encourage more people to pursue a career as an RV technician and gain the necessary skills to become certified, are critical to the future of the industry.
“The RV Technical Institute is launching a huge recruitment effort for the industry,” said Curtis Hemmeler, Executive Director of the RV Technical Institute. “School counselors are the gateway to the next generation and can help guide students to look into otherwise unknown career opportunities. Establishing relationships and partnering with K-12 schools across the country is a monumental expansion of our Authorized Learning Partner program. This event is a great chance to put the career path of an RV technician on high schools’ radar.”
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