The RV Technical Institute continues to explore every option for getting the word out that the industry still has a shortage of trained technicians, and the latest example was its visit to the Michigan School Counselor Association Conference.
RVTI and General RV, one of the nonprofit’s Authorized Learning Partners, teamed up to host a booth to let the counselors know about this very read need in an industry that was perhaps not on most counselors’ radar.
Approximately 500 school counselors attended the conference, reflecting tens of thousands of students.
Along with RVTI, General RV is also eager to recruit and train RV service technicians. The company operates 14 dealerships across the country with more than 500 service bays. Their efforts to introduce more individuals to a career path within the RV industry also expands beyond service technicians to additional roles ranging from parts and warranty to training and corporate office support.
“General RV is very grateful to be able to partner with the RV Technical Institute, and we look forward to fulfilling our unified goal of increasing awareness in RV-related careers,” said Katie Boley, recruiting operations manager at General RV. “The Michigan School Counselors Association Conference provided a prime opportunity to connect with those who have an early impact on career decision making. Through the connections made, we will be able to continue to educate individuals on the benefits and valuable potential the RV industry has to offer.”