Monaco Coach Corp. announced last week a $200,000 pledge to support the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) Education Foundation’s new RV Learning Center, bringing the RV maker’s total contribution to $240,000.
Monaco’s contribution will help the Learning Center begin the process of providing access to educational programs to improve dealership employees’ ability to provide outstanding customer service.
“Monaco Coach recognizes the value of further professionalizing RV retailing through the RV Learning Center,” saidLearning Center Fundraising Committee Chairman Craig Jensen of Blaine Jensen & Sons in Kaysville, Utah. “The leadership shown by Monaco and its management team will help lay the framework for greater access to RV education programs for dealers and dealership employees.”
The Learning Center is dedicated to providing dealers and their employees with new and innovative ways to operate RV dealerships, sharing proven methods and practices, and encouraging the highest professional standards for dealers of all sizes, according to the RVDA.
Learning Center education programs will include distance learning, live workshops, online products, publications, and certification for RV dealership personnel.
According to Monaco President John Nepute, “Monaco is proud to support the Learning Center. The RV industry has a bright future with tremendous potential, and enhancing our customers’ retail experiences is a top priority for both manufacturers and dealers. The RV Learning Center provides the resources and expertise to raise the standard of service for all RVDA member dealers.”
Additionally, Jim Sheldon, special assistant to Monaco Chairman Kay Toolson, will be assisting the RVDA Education Foundation with Learning Center fund raising, manufacturer relationship development and curriculum generation.
Monaco’s decision to provide the additional financial support was revealed during its national dealer meeting in Las Vegas last week.
The RVDA Education Foundation is the educational arm of RVDA. Because the Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations to the Foundation may be tax-deductible.