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The RV Learning Center is working to form a partnership with the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) to provide RV technician training online while also planning alignment with the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) on its new technician training program, when it becomes available.
The initiatives were part of the RVDA Education Foundation Inc.’s board meeting Nov. 28 during the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., where members reviewed progress and determined the next steps for the RV Learning Center.
Highlights from the meeting include:
• The parts employee certification and learning guides developed in conjunction with Ohio State University’s Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE) are now available, with service manager and service writer/advisor programs to follow in early 2007.
• Foundation Chairman Rick Horsey, Parkview RV Center, Smyrna, Del., will appoint a task force to study the sequence for future curriculum development, make recommendations on how to improve dealership employee participation and report their findings back to the RVDA Education Foundation board.
In other action, the board re-elected Horsey as chairman, Jim Sheldon of Monaco Coach Corp. as vice chairman, and Bill Koster of RV service agreement provider Protective as secretary/treasurer.
The next RVDA Foundation board meeting is set for June 10 in Washington, D.C.