RV Technical Institute to give its first certifications

NOW: RV Technical Institute to give its first certifications

ELKHART, Ind. -- A new training facility in Elkhart has its first ever graduating class for RV technicians.

Before, many mechanics worked without certification, but this program said it gives the RV industry as a whole a needed boost.

After opening in September, vehicle mechanics and utility personnel from all over the U.S. and Canada have stayed in Elkhart since starting in January - just to get hands-on training at RV Technical Institute.

It’s something Curt Hemmler, the program’s executive director, said proves the need for RV expertise for families everywhere.

“The return on investment is that the consumer is happier,” Hemmler said.

“That consumer hasn’t had their outdoor lifestyle interrupted by a misfortune of something being broken or their unit being broken. So by us preparing and training folks, they’ll be better at what they do which in turn will make that customer happier.”

RVTI was highly coordinated and funded in part by different RV manufacturers in Elkhart, something the ‘RV Capital of The World’ takes pride in.

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