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 .
Wed May 24, 2017
Elkhart, Indiana - The highly successful Technician in Training (TnT) Program administered by RVIA is looking to include more suppliers in its hands-on training program.
RVIA’s Education Department works with industry supplier members to provide product-specific, hands-on training to technicians in dealerships nationwide. The Association provides a representative to schedule training in the dealership, enrollment of participants and a reimbursement stipend for the trainer’s travel expenses.
The process was streamlined in 2016 to facilitate more training sessions and increase the number of technicians trained.
“RVIA’s Training is currently provided at approximately 150 dealerships across the United States," RVIA Senior Director of Education Sharonne Lee says. "Multiple, consecutive events are scheduled to take place simultaneously and we are looking to expand on the number of locations in 2018. TnT and its partner supplier members have provided valuable training to 2,000 RV service technicians nationwide this fiscal year.”
The RVIA Education Department looks to increase the number of trained techs next year and is looking for additional partnerships with supplier members who can provide hands-on training in dealerships, according to a press release. Scheduling for the 2018 training season will begin soon. To receive detailed information about providing RV service technician training and to sign on as a partner with the TnT Program, please contact Tammy Holland, education specialist at 574-549-9069 or firstname.lastname@example.org.