The RV Technical Institute (RVTI), in collaboration with the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) and Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), recently celebrated the completion of their second all-women’s RV technician training class at the Jones Technical Institute (J-Tech) in Jacksonville, FL.
This initiative, a testament to the industry’s commitment to gender inclusivity, closely followed the first all-women’s class held just two weeks prior.
Historically, technical fields, especially RV maintenance and repair, have predominantly been male-centric. However, the winds of change are blowing, with more women entering the RV technician domain.
The all-women’s classes challenge traditional perceptions, aiming to pave the way for a more diverse and skilled workforce, as per the News & Insights report of the RV Industry Association (RVIA).
The collaboration between the RVWA, RVTI, and FRVTA is a significant stride towards fostering diversity and inclusivity in the RV industry. Such initiatives not only equip women with the requisite skills but also spotlight the industry’s dedication to bridging the gender gap.
The summer witnessed a total of 14 women completing these classes, diving deep into seven RV systems and mastering the art of performing pre-delivery inspections. The RV Technical Institute expressed profound gratitude for the overwhelming support they received, emphasizing the pivotal role of training more women as RV technicians.
The RV industry is undergoing a transformation. The push for gender inclusivity and the emphasis on training more women as RV technicians align with the industry’s broader vision of diversifying its workforce.
Collaborative efforts, such as the one between the RVWA, RVTI, and FRVTA, validate the industry’s commitment.
The experiences of women in the RV tech industry are both enlightening and inspiring. From the first all-female class aiming to introduce women to the RV industry to the vast opportunities that lie ahead, the journey is filled with promise. Women, often more detail-oriented than men, are finding their niche in tech jobs within the RV industry.
The Institute’s endeavors, such as exploring training programs at women’s prisons, are commendable. Such initiatives aim to transform lives, offering stable, well-paying jobs with numerous benefits. Even amidst the ebb and flow of RV sales, the demand for adept techs remains unwavering.