The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will launch a new format for its popular week-long Trouble Shooter Clinics on Nov. 7 in South Bend, Ind.
The new format will feature a “Foundation Track” for all technicians, covering basic knowledge of propane, electrical, plumbing, PDI, preventative maintenance, and fire, life and dafety. New tracks will be offered to qualified RV technicians covering chassis, power sources and appliances. The advanced tracks are open to technicians who hold RVDA/RVIA service technician certification or who have previously completed the Foundation Track.
“The new tracks are an exciting new development,” says Bruce Hopkins, RVIA vice president of standards and education. “Not only do they allow advanced technicians more hands-on and diagnostic experience, they can also be taken independently so techs don’t have to be away from the shop for an entire week. The tracks also provide continuing education credits for recertification.”
• Foundation Track – 3 days, 24 hours CE Credit, $360
• Chassis – 2 days, 16 hours CE Credit, $240
• Power Sources – 3 days, 24 hours CE Credit, $360
• Appliances – 4 days, 32 hours CE Credit, $480
“Now experienced technicians have a chance to attend a Trouble Shooter Clinic where they can receive more in-depth training without having to re-take the basic educational classes. It has been difficult to teach brand new technicians alongside of experienced veterans and we think the new track format will go a long way in solving that problem,” continued Hopkins.
More information about schedules, costs and detailed content for each track can be found on the RVIA website, www.rvia.org, or by calling Nancy Jo Bell-London at (703) 620-6003, extension 355.