The RV Industry Association’s newly formed RV Technical Institute will play host to the Second Annual Top Tech Challenge, slated for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.
The competition, a featured event during RVX: The RV Experience, will pit eight of the best service techs in the country against each other in a winner-take-all scenario for the title of Top Tech and $10,000 cash prize to be shared by the tech and their dealership.
Current “Top Tech” champion Brandon Galbreath, from Joplin, Ala., will return to the Challenge to defend his crown against seven new competitors at next year’s event. The competition, designed to elevate the profile of service technicians, attracting more talent to the field and increasing the quality of service available to consumers, will focus on identifying the service technician with the best skills in identifying potential RV service issues.
In addition to the cash prize, the winner will receive marketing materials to display at their dealership that recognizes their achievements, as well as promotional content for their website and social media platforms.
“The RV Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge continues to highlight the profile of RV service techs and their importance to the industry,” said Liz Crawford, RVIA’s senior VP of trade shows and events.
“The RV Technical Institute was built to propel the industry forward by helping train more technicians, certify them, raise awareness and recruitment into the industry, with the intent to keep RVs out on the road for a better consumer experience,” said Bruce Hopkins, RVIA’s VP of standards and education. “By incorporating the RV Technical Institute into the program, we’ll be able to use this event as a launching pad to help promote the RV industry to thousands of dealers, industry members and consumers who may be wondering what their next career can look like.”
Submissions for one of the seven spots will open in the next few weeks.