Tonight on RVing in New England, Bob Zagami and John DiPietro will be welcoming Krystal and Michael LaMar, RVers who have established a mobile RV service (American Freedom Mobile Lifestyle) after receiving training and certification from the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) in Elkhart, Indiana.
Krystal recently graduated from the very first all-women’s Level 1 Certification class held at RVTI, while Michael expanded his knowledge and business skills and became a certified RV inspector through a different program.
Together, the couple hit the road and took their children with them. Michael did inspections and RV service work, while Krystal did the office work on wheels. Soon, Krystal received an email about a scholarship for the all-women’s Level 1 Certification class at RVTI. She applied and was accepted. She wanted to work on the RVs alongside Michael.
While attending the class, Krystal met many of the RV Women’s Alliance leaders and was amazed at what they had accomplished with their group and the networking opportunities available.
Michael completed the RVTI Level 1 and 2 certifications, and Krystal is currently enrolled in the Level 2 hybrid program. She is doing weekly check-ins with an instructor and will attend the 12th week in person to finish her class.
The RV Technical Institute was launched with a mission to showcase incredible career opportunities for RV service technicians, ultimately improving the RV consumer experience and reducing repair event cycle times. This is just one example of how well the program is working.
Krystal and Michael are just one of the many couples who have taken advantage of the opportunities provided by the RVTI and the RV Women’s Alliance.
Bob Zagami of the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA) was impressed by Krystal’s story and believes that it is important to highlight the success stories of women in the RV industry.
He and John DiPietro will be hosting a live stream tonight on the NERVDA Facebook page, where viewers can ask questions and learn more about Krystal and Michael’s journey.
The RV industry has seen a significant increase in demand for skilled RV service technicians and inspectors as more Americans take RVing trips, and the RVTI is helping to fill this gap by providing comprehensive training and certification programs.
The RV Women’s Alliance, founded in 2019, is also making strides in promoting and supporting women in the industry.
Krystal and Michael’s story is just one of the many success stories that have come out of the RVTI and the RV Women’s Alliance. As the RV industry continues to grow, it is important to acknowledge the valuable contributions of women and the programs that are helping to train and support them.