RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) Authorized Learning Partner Manager Justin Rickett represents a new wave of leadership in the RV industry. His journey began in May 2023, bringing a fresh perspective from his four-year tenure in the RV aftermarket industry.
Rickett’s role is pivotal in shaping the future of RV technical training, a responsibility he shoulders with a blend of expertise and innovation.
Rickett’s appointment to this crucial position underscores the importance of nurturing talent within the RV industry. His background, rich with diverse experiences, equips him to address the unique challenges and opportunities in RV technical training.
His role goes beyond administrative duties; it’s about inspiring change and fostering growth in an industry that is constantly evolving, as per the News & Insights report of the RV Industry Association.
At the heart of Rickett’s responsibilities is his engagement with dealership partners and educational institutions. He plays a critical role in ensuring these partners have the tools and resources to effectively implement the RVTI curriculum. His work is instrumental in developing a skilled workforce, ready to meet the growing demands of the RV industry.
Rickett’s approach is hands-on, focusing on the practical aspects of training and certification. He acts as a bridge between the institute and its partners, facilitating a seamless integration of training programs. His efforts are key in maintaining the high standards of education and skill development that the RVTI is known for.
Since joining RVTI, Rickett has made significant strides in strengthening partnerships with dealers and educational entities. His ability to cultivate these relationships has been a cornerstone of his success, leading to more effective and widespread implementation of the RVTI’s programs.
His achievements include organizing major events like the Authorized Learning Partner conference and the Level 3 Appliance Training course. These initiatives not only showcase Rickett’s organizational prowess but also his commitment to advancing the quality and reach of RV technical education.
The most gratifying aspect of Rickett’s role is the tangible impact on students and dealerships. Witnessing technicians complete the program and advance in their careers brings a sense of accomplishment that transcends typical job satisfaction. It’s about shaping lives and careers, a facet of his work that Rickett finds immensely fulfilling.
Rickett’s influence extends beyond the classroom; it’s felt in the confidence and competence of the technicians who graduate. His work ensures that dealerships are staffed with skilled professionals, ready to meet the challenges of the modern RV industry. This ripple effect of his efforts underscores the importance of quality training in the industry’s ecosystem.
Rickett’s inclusion in RV PRO’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 is a testament to his contributions and potential in the RV industry. This accolade recognizes the brightest and most promising professionals under 40, and Rickett’s selection highlights his impact and the respect he commands in the industry.
For Rickett, this recognition is both humbling and motivating. It reinforces his commitment to the RV industry and his desire to continue making a positive difference. Being part of this esteemed group is not just an honor; it’s a reminder of the responsibility he carries in shaping the future of RV technical training.
Looking ahead, Rickett is focused on furthering the success of the Institute and, by extension, the RV industry. His vision includes expanding the reach of the institute’s programs and continuing to elevate the standard of RV technical training.