Applications are closing on Jan. 31 for the RV Technical Institute’s (RVTI) Kevin Phillips Scholarship, which covers the cost of Level 1 and Level 2 technician training and certification for people new to the RV industry. This includes new high school graduates, people leaving the military, or those who tried college and found it wasn’t for them. The scholarship is open every three months and will again be open this year during April, July, and October.
“The Kevin Phillips Scholarship is a great opportunity to receive gold standard technician training and certification at no cost,” said RVTI Executive Director Curt Hemmeler. “Although last year was our year of recruitment, we still hope to engage as many interested individuals as possible in the RV technician career path. We are looking to bring in new people to the RV industry, especially those who are interested in an alternative to traditional higher education.”
The RVTI is the “gold standard” when it comes to RV technician training, providing the only industry-backed training curriculum and RV technician certification and career path. While training today’s current RV technicians is a significant focus of the Institute, the team is also hyper-focused on recruiting new people into the RV technician field. The Institute has awarded nine scholarships so far.
“For people just entering the workforce or leaving the military, training costs are just another hurdle to overcome,” continued Hemmeler. “Through this scholarship, financial assistance will not only help new technicians, but will also recruit more RV technicians, a key resource that is severely lacking for the ongoing success of the RV industry, and a great way to honor Kevin’s legacy to the RV industry.”
The scholarship was created to honor a passionate RV industry leader who provided many years of respected service to the industry, the RV Industry Association, and the RV Technical Institute. Kevin served with distinction on the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2018, including Executive Committee roles as both Secretary and Treasurer, where he maintained a deserved reputation as one of the industry’s best and brightest. He was a true advocate for continual learning and saw vocational training as an alternative to the idea that everyone needs to go to college.
Learn more and apply for the Kevin Phillips scholarship here.