RVWA, RVTI Release 2024 All-Women’s Class Schedule – RVBusiness – Breaking RV Industry News

After the success of last year’s all-women’s RV technician classes, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI) and the RV Women’s Alliance (RVWA) are once again partnering to host four more classes this year. Three of the classes are Level 1 and one is a hybrid Level 2 course with both an online and in-person component, according to the two organizations. 

Attendees of the week-long Level 1 course will gain knowledge of the seven RV systems (propane, electrical, plumbing, appliances, body, generator, and chassis). Upon passing the course, they will be equipped to perform RV pre-delivery inspections. Meanwhile, students who pass the Level 2 course will be able to perform diagnostics, troubleshooting, and repairs on those systems and components.

“These all-female classes and our partnership with the RV Technical Institute over the past two years have been integral to elevating the role of women in the RV technician field,” said Denise Chariya, RVWA Chair and THOR Industries Marketing Director. “This year, we are excited to be offering Level 2 training that will give these women the skills they need to take their careers to the next level.”

A significant disparity remains between the numbers of male and female RV service technicians. As of last year, only 2% of all current RV technicians are women; however, over 30% of people interested in taking the RV Technical Institute’s training courses have been women. As a result, recruiting women into the RV technician field remains a significant area of opportunity.

“We’re looking forward to working with the RV Women’s Alliance again this year to conduct these classes,” says Halle Edmister, Account Specialist for the RVTI and RVWA member. “We’ve already been receiving interest in this year’s classes, and we’re excited to be a part of these students’ journeys along the RV technician career path, whether that’s introducing them to this information for the first time or helping them further develop their skills.” 

The class schedule is below:

Dates     Location     Level     Format    
April 15-19, 2024 Denver, CO at Airxcel’s Aqua-Hot Facility Level 1 In person    
May 6-10, 2024     RVTI Campus in Elkhart, IN         Level 1 In person    
September 9-13, 2024 Hershey, PA (During the Hershey RV Show)    Level 1 In person    
September 2- November 22, 2024 RVTI Campus in Elkhart, IN        Level 2     Hybrid
Live week in class at RVTI: November 18-22, 2024

Interested women can learn more and apply to attend a class here.

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