RV Technical Institute to be built in Elkhart to train new workers

Jeremy Burba, a sales manager at Camping World RV Sales in North Little Rock, Ark., walks past new motor homes parked at the dealershipTuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers are expected to increase by nearly 4 percent in 2015, (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

An RV Technical Institute is coming to Elkhart.

It’s part of an initiative being funded by RV trade associations with the goal of bringing more trained technicians into the industry.

An initial $10 million has been set aside to start the headquarters and training facility in the RV capital of the world, according to RV Business.

A recruitment campaign will also begin in hopes of attracting new technicians so that local businesses can shorten RV repair times for customers.

With the industry now selling more than a half million RVs a year, officials say increasing service efficiency is of the utmost importance.

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