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RV Technical Institute Teams Up With RV Service Academy To Offer Training


RV Technical Institute
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RV Technical Institute Teams Up With RV Service Academy To Offer Training

RV sales are soaring. More RVs mean we will need more RV techs to fix things when they go wrong.

Recently, the respected RV Service Academy (RVSA), a Veterans Administration-approved school, teamed up with the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) to become an Authorized Learning Partner. This is great news for RVers in general, but more particularly for veterans.

RV Technical Institute

The RV Association Board of Directors created the RV Technical Institute in 2018 to address what they saw as a shortage of trained RV technicians. The RVTI has the only industry-recognized training curriculum and certification. Though they are accepted industry-wide, they are not the only RV tech school around.

The video below explains more about the RV Technical Institute.

RV Service Academy

Established in 1986, the RV Service Academy practically wrote the RV tech training manual. Many small RV tech training schools use their curriculum model, and their certifications are recognized by thousands of dealers in the United States and Canada. RVSA’s website states, “Since opening, our graduate employment rate has been 100 percent.”

RV Technical Institute
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Veterans Administration-approved School

The GI Bill has been helping veterans, as well as their families, cover all or some of their training and school costs since 1944. According to the US Department of Defence, “There are a few versions from which to choose nowadays, with the most-used being the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Since its implementation in August 2009, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided educational benefits to nearly 800,000 veterans and their families totaling more than $12 billion.”

Not too long after the RV Service Academy opened its doors, it became a Veterans Administration-approved school. This opened up a great career path for qualifying veterans.

Putting it all together

Graduates will continue to get the successful training model and years of knowledge that RV Service Academy has to offer. They will get access to cutting edge learning materials made for the modern digital age and walk away with a certificate that is recognized by the entire RV industry. Qualifying veterans seeking to start their career in the RV tech industry, with the only industry-wide supported certification, will be able to do so through the RV Service Academy.

Vets aren’t the only ones this partnership will benefit. Anyone interested in working in the industry or just being able to work on their own RV can benefit from the courses. Both companies appear to be very excited about the partnership.

RV Service Academy owner Mike Tibbs had the following to say about the move. “Being partners with the RV Technical Institute allows us to be part of something bigger. Through this partnership, we will be able to take our program that has worked for over thirty years at our single location and grow to a multilocation and multistate organization.”

The RV Technical Institute was created to bring more people into the RV tech industry. The RVTI Executive Director Curt Hemmeler said, “Partnering with the RV Service Academy is very exciting. They have built a high quality, highly regarded program that reaches audiences that are critical to attracting more people into the RV technician field. Between their work with veterans and RV enthusiasts, the sky’s the limit for where we will be able to go together.”

You can learn more about their classes and sign up at www.rvsa.net.

Learn From Home

If you are technically oriented but prefer to start your RV education at home first, check out the class list at RV Education 101. Prices range from $3.99 to $199 and offer a mix of videos and online literature. 

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Levi Henley and his wife, Natalie, workamp around the country in their 26-foot motorhome. Along with writing for RV magazines, they recently published their first book together, Seasonal Workamping for a Living: How We Did It. They share their experiences and RV-related tips on their own blog henleyshappytrails.com as well as videos on their YouTube Channel, also called Henley's Happy Trails.

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