The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) this week released the first three videos in a series of online commercials encouraging people to becoming RV technicians.
“The industry has been struggling to find trained technicians for many years,” NRVTA President Terry Cooper said. “With people losing jobs during this period of economic uncertainty, now may be an opportunity to encourage people to become RV service technicians.”
The RV industry has been “woefully underserved” by the number of trained technicians, he said.
“Dealers have been screaming for techs for many years,” Cooper said. “It’s time we went on the offensive to promote this career opportunity.”
The NRVTA staff produced the tongue-in-cheek videos to open eyes about the need for techs—and that anyone could handle the job regardless of age or sex.
The first video, titled “Hey Babe,” celebrates the fact that women make great RV service techs.
The second video, titled “I’m a Man,” challenges guys to step out in a job that involves working with their hands. It also promotes being a self-employed business owner as a mobile RV technician.
The third video, “NRVTA Home Study Course RV Maintenance Training for Everyone,” encourages people to get training to fix many of the problems that people experience with their RVs. The commercial promotes a home study course.
If more people know how to fix their own RVs, Cooper said, it would help alleviate the backlog at dealerships and allow those techs to work on more difficult repair problems. Investing in one’s own personal and professional growth can be a safer strategy than investing in the stock market, he said.
“Now is the ideal time to consider owning a small business of your own helping to serve the 10 million households that own and use RVs,” he said. “We cannot train enough RV technicians fast enough to meet the demand among dealers, campgrounds and mobile service companies.”
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