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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Mobile RV Academy Announces National RV Training Academy

Thu Apr 6, 2017

Mobile RV Academy and Workamper News have announced the launching of the National RV Training Academy at the location of the recently purchased campground outside of Dallas, Texas.

Since the closing of the RV Technician Training Program at Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas in 2011, there have not been any other live hands-on training facilities available for the RV Industry except the two private schools in Florida.

"For the last five years, one of the key issues we have encountered as we have traveled across the United States conducting our RV Maintenance Training is finding a facility large enough to support our technical training that could also provide the RV sites and cabins to house the students that attended," says Terry Cooper, The Texas RV Professor and an RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician and Professional Trainer.

"Our Texas campground facility is capable of supporting our current programs such as The RV Technician Apprenticeship Program for the Dealer, RV Maintenance Technician for Campgrounds, Mastering Your RV for the RV Consumer, Certified RV Inspector Program for the National RV Inspectors Association and the Workamper Dreamer Program for those individuals that wish to learn how to live on the road as a Workamper but we just need more space."

The construction of the 9,000 square-foot National RV Training Academy facility is scheduled to take place in the late summer, which will allow the company to develop its Train the RV Trainer program so it can expand its fixed location and mobile training opportunities.

"We plan to continue to travel across the country as we have in the past five years working with dealerships, conducting technical training for campground maintenance technicians, RV inspectors and RV consumers but the National RV Training Academy in Texas will be the home campus we will prepare and launch our training teams from," Cooper says.

On Tuesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. CST, there will be a webinar for dealers, manufacturers and vendors to learn how they can benefit from the National RV Training Academy training programs. Photos of the campground and the new training facility will be presented as well as an overview of the company's vision to support the RV industry.

To register for the webinar, visit the linke below.

Additional Information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4591069457693336322