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U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, representing Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District, will be on hand to help open the new RV Technical Institute (RVTA) on Sept. 23.

RVIA News & Insights reported that the grand opening celebration will feature an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. followed by tours of the new facility that features seven classrooms and 10,000 square feet of bay space for hands-on technical training.

“Northern Indiana is the RV Capital of the World, and Hoosiers know the RV industry plays a key role in growing our economy and is leading the way to strengthen our manufacturing workforce for the 21st century,” said Rep. Walorski. “The grand opening of the RV Technical Institute in Elkhart will mark the beginning of a new chapter in American manufacturing, and I look forward to celebrating this exciting occasion.”

Walorksi noted that the opening of the RV Technical Institute’s education hub in Elkhart, Ind., along with the completion of the level one curriculum, is a first step in aggressively solving the industry’s shortage of trained technicians.

“We’re honored that Rep. Walorski can join us during the Grand Opening of the RV Technical Institute this September,” said RV Technical Institute Executive Director Curt Hemmeler. “The RV industry is proud to lead the way in showing how the development of technical skills can lead to long-lasting and rewarding careers.”