RVDA is among over 500 trade associations, professional societies, businesses, and employers forming the Tomorrow’s Workforce Coalition.
The group was established to build support for federal legislation, the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act.
The legislation would expand qualified expenses under 529 savings plans to include postsecondary training and credentialing, such as licenses and professional certifications. The bill would provide tax-advantage resources for families, students and workers—with or without a college degree—who pursue career growth, mid-career changes or pathways that diverge from a typical academic route.
RVDA President Phil Ingrassia said, “Training and credentialing programs, like the fixed operations programs offered through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center, help create high performing employees who enhance overall customer satisfaction with the RV travel experience.”
The bipartisan bill is led by House Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn,) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.).
ASAE President and CEO Michelle Mason said: “The Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow’s Workforce Act can empower workers of any educational background, skill level or age. This pragmatic policy would support all industries and professions that rely on employees with specialized training or credentials. Our community is grateful to the congressional champions for their commitment to supporting our current and future workforce.”