Twenty-four women aspire to become certified female RV technicians, starting their training on August 1. The women were selected from 100 applicants and will receive RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) gold standard training thanks to its partnership with the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA).
Ten out of the 24 trainees are new to the RV industry and were attracted to the RV technician career path because of the opportunities it presents, as per the News & Insights report of the RV Industry Association (RVIA).
“We were blown away by the interest in this course. And because the interest was so high, we doubled the number of spots available from twelve to twenty-four,” said Tracy Angelmeyer, RVTI director of recruitment and RVWA board member.
“The RV Technical Institute and the RV Women’s Alliance are very aligned in the value we place on education and providing the skills to people in our industry to succeed and grow in their careers, so it just makes sense for us to partner together on this opportunity to train more women RV technicians.”
Through the partnership, RVTI is offering the training for free, with the RVWA providing the women scholarships to cover their hotel stay during the training week.
RVTI will also assist graduates of the program with job placement with one of their Authorized Learning Partners.
“We are very excited to be partnering with the RV Technical Institute to provide this incredible training opportunity to women in our industry,” said RVWA President Susan Carpenter.
“There is such a need for trained and certified RV technicians, and the RV Technical Institute has the best program around to prepare aspiring RV techs for a successful career.”
“The response from sponsors has been awesome,” said Susan. “Not only did they step up to provide lunch to the trainees, but these companies are also taking time to share insights and opportunities for the women about the RV industry as they complete their certification.”
RVWA and RVTI will also host a meet and greet open house on August 3, from 5 PM to 7 PM at the RVTI’s facility in Elkhart, Indiana. RVWA members and the rest of the RV industry are invited to attend and meet the trainees.
Follow along with the class’s progress from the first day to graduation on the RV Women’s Alliance Facebook page or the RV Technical Institute’s Facebook page. Visit https://www.rvti.org/ to learn how to become a certified RV technician for as little as $300.