The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) welcomed a new instructor last month to teach advanced classes in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) repair.
Brian Snodderly will spend three weeks teaching at NRVTA before returning to his home in Kearney, Missouri, for four weeks and repeating the cycle.
For more than 25 years, Snodderly has owned Amazing Comfort, an HVAC service center in Kearney. His staff installs and repairs residential or commercial systems.
Snodderly completed RV training in 2014 with the Mobile RV Academy, the predecessor to NRVTA. At NRVTA, his courses will include a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on labs, where students apply course material to products found in recreation vehicles. Snodderly averages 12 students per class, but can accommodate as many as 22.
“We have enough equipment at NRVTA that students do not have to gather around a single unit to learn how it works,” Snodderly said. “Rather, each student can work on his or her own heater or air conditioner to understand the inner workings of the different brands.”
Snodderly said he was attracted to NRVTA.
“Attending advanced training classes can be overwhelming for many people,” he said. “But one of my greatest joys as an instructor is witnessing the moments when the light bulb comes on as students apply what they learn in classrooms to what they are experiencing in the hands-on labs.
“You can see it in their eyes and on their faces the moment everything makes sense to them,” Snodderly said. “That is when I know they are on their way to successful careers.”