The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) free comprehensive track of technical training seminars offered at the 2014 National RV Trade Show were a tremendous success with 119 RV service technicians from 52 dealerships participating in the sessions.
As reported in RVIA Today Express, RVIA teamed with some of the industry’s leading supplier companies, including Atwood Mobile Products LLC, Lippert Components Inc., and Thetford/Norcold, to host the seminars at no charge. In addition to offering the free training, the association is reimbursing dealers with a $200 stipend to help offset some of the costs of bringing RV technical and service personnel to the show.
Originally, seven seminars were scheduled but due to overwhelming demand three more sessions were added in the weeks leading up to the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
The 10 seminars, held Dec. 3-4, were designed to help RV technicians as well as parts and service managers improve their RV repairs skills and knowledge. Seminar participants received certificates and continuing education credits for each session attended.
“We were very pleased with the success of the seminars and the support of the RV dealers who participated,” said Sharonne Lee, RVIA’s director of education. “This type of hands-on training is something that RV dealers have been asking to have at the show, and we look forward to working with our members to provide expanded seminar offerings next year.”