After a difficult year shaped by the pandemic and economic downturn, it is clear that the post-COVID workforce will be a crucial part of the nation’s recovery. Playing a significant role in the training of the next generation of workforce will be our nation’s technical and community colleges. However, technical colleges aren’t the only ones who recognize the importance of the trades.
The RV Technical Institute supports growth of trade careers by providing world-class training for RV maintenance and repair that is focused on reducing the RV industry’s shortfall of trained RV technicians, leading to an improved consumer experience. With several ways to receive training, the RV Technical Institute ensures that both current and future members of the workforce are well-prepared for success within the RV industry. Additional benefits include 100% job placement, a steady career ladder, lifelong learning, and increased earning potential. Employees may also have the option to work remotely by choosing the mobile tech career path, which allows for greater freedom and more travel opportunities.
All of this means the RV Technical Institute is ready to help fill the gap created by a growing demand for skilled workers. Such a demand is echoed by the president of George Piedmont Technical College, Tavarez Holston, who recently discussed this issue in a guest column entitled Two-year technical colleges ready to train post-pandemic workforce. Excerpts from Holston’s op-ed are below:
The road to economic recovery can be traveled in two years or less. I stand firmly on this proclamation. Why? I believe two-year, technical and community colleges are poised and ready to train the nation’s post-pandemic workforce.
The programs offered by the schools in the Technical College System of Georgia are reflective of the specific needs of the communities served; therefore, I am not surprised that calls from business leaders and hiring managers have not waned, even amid a global pandemic. Their collective, consistent plea remains, “We need more skilled workers.”
The skills gap continues to widen in fields from health care to advanced manufacturing as technology strengthens its hold on the world of work and thousands of Georgia’s skilled jobs go unclaimed. Headlines focus on rising unemployment rates while I sit in board rooms with hospital executives exclaiming, “Please send us all of the trained nurses that you’ve got!” We must direct people, and by the masses, to the two-year path that will get our economy moving again.
Read the entire op-ed from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.