Thousands of high school students across Elkhart County are being trained for the RV industry which is currently facing a major worker shortage.

“With recreational vehicle and manufacturing housing industry on such an uptick in our area, many of them came to us and said we need employees with a particular skill set,” said Matt Werbianski, principal at Elkhart Area Career Center.

Machining, welding, small engines and automotive are just a few to name. The Elkhart area career center knows its students are up next in the workplace. So, the center is playing a key role in helping shape that work force by giving students hands-on training day in and day out.

“The shortage is a very real problem, we hear that from our business partners all the time; and not only the shortage but we become more and more automated in manufacturing,” said Brandon Eakins, Incoming Principal at EACC.

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