Experienced RV technicians are in high demand as RV sales continue to increase and more RVers than ever are returning to nature, according to RV Industry Association’s (RVIA) News & Insights report.
To meet the ever-growing demand, RV Technical Institute (RVTI) is set to embark on a trip this year to recruit and train up to 1,000 new RV technicians from outside of the RV industry. This means that there will be more skilled technicians to diagnose and repair RVs, allowing RVers to get out on the road quicker than they have ever been and significantly improving the overall experience for customers.
The recruitment efforts of RVTI will begin with a comprehensive public relations campaign aimed at attracting people looking to join the growing and sought-after field and through collaborations with other organizations outside of the field, including trade schools, high schools, and even government training programs.
While millions of Americans decide to review their careers in the wake of the outbreak and decide to leave to pursue new opportunities, the sector can provide high-quality pay and on-the-job education without the burden of massive debt associated with a standard four or even a two-year college degree.
With the overwhelming need for service technicians from dealerships, manufacturers, and repair shops across the country, finding jobs for new technicians is likely to be an easy task. To oversee the recruitment campaign, RVTI recently hired a new Director of Recruitment who will collaborate with RV dealers across the United States to ensure that the current group of RV technicians receive RVTI’s highest-quality training.
The RV Technical Institute has made significant strides since it was established in 2018, paving an RV technician career pathway and working with RV experts in the field to revise and introduce a new curriculum, as well as establishing a variety of ways for training and certification.
RVTI’s recruitment campaign is the next step in ensuring that there are enough skilled technicians who can service RVs and assist millions of RVers traveling to national parks and other outdoor areas.
“Recruiting and training 1,000 brand new technicians from outside the RV industry is certainly a lofty goal for 2022,” acknowledged RV Technical Institute’s Executive Director Curt Hemmeler.
“What can’t be ignored is how important these recruits are and the immediate impact they will have on the RV industry’s ability to deliver an amazing experience for our millions of customers, getting them the service and repairs they need to keep them happy and on the road.”