The RV Technical Institute is implementing the RV technician training program into high schools across the country. As a result, interested high school students would be able to graduate as a certified Level 1 RV technician, streamlining them into steady jobs while supporting RV travel at the same time.
This year, the RV Technical Institute has worked with high schools in multiple states, including Texas, Indiana and Pennsylvania, to implement their technician training program. Institute staff are training interested high school teachers, the majority of whom are in the vocational technician department. These educators will become certified RV technician instructors upon completing the program and pass their knowledge on to the students.
Why it matters
The RV Technical Institute is the gold standard technician training program leveraging decades of industry experience. With millions of Americans planning to take an RV trip in the next year, there’s more demand and opportunity for skilled RV technicians than ever before. Similarily, RV storage is in great demand. This institute helps keep more RVs on the road for owners to enjoy their experiences in the great outdoors; simultaneously, it ensures a bright future for RV storage developers in an industry that is already struggling to meet demand.
Simultaneously, “high schools are looking for more options and career paths for students. When counselors learn, we can help place their students in successful careers,” explains Tracy Anglemeyer, who was then RV Technical Institute’s Director of Recruitment.
“At the moment we’re setting up how to deliver the curriculum and any instructional aids that the students may need,” explains RV Technical Institute Director of Recruitment Tracy Anglemeyer. “We’re also planning to partner the high schools with dealerships to facilitate the teachers’ and students’ training. This will allow future job opportunities for the learners and provide dealerships with an additional avenue to gain employees.”