RV Technician Program to Include, Certify Incarcerated Students
Windham School District partners with RV Technical Institute to create RV Service Technician program
The first-of-its-kind, Windham School District is piloting the RV Service Technician program at the Woodman Campus, an all-women’s facility in Gatesville, Texas. In partnership with RV Technical Institute, they will train and certify incarcerated students to meet the growing demand for RV technicians upon release.
The first cohort of ten students will graduate from the program July 1 with their RV Technician Level One certificate. Upon re-entry into their communities, the students will have the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain employment and succeed as RV technicians.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Windham on this pilot program,” said Curtis A. Hemmeler, RVTI Executive Director. “The opportunities are endless for people entering the RV technician field. With the RVTI training and certification, graduates of this program will be able to build a career anywhere in Texas. Based on the success of this pilot group, we look forward to expanding the programs into more locations through our partnership with Windham.”
The curriculum teaches students the skills to conduct a pre-delivery inspection of RVs with detailed knowledge about the body, appliances, chassis, generator, electrical, propane, and water systems of the vehicles
RV technician was the third-fastest growing job in the United States in 2020. Recent popularity with RVing further increased an already growing need for service technicians to maintain and repair these vehicles.