Episode 004 – Todd Henson, an instructor at the NRVTA

Today’s show features an interview with Todd Henson, someone who has gone through training at the National RV Training Academy, became a certified technician and now serves as an instructor there.

Not only does Todd touch on the type of technical training that is offered at the academy, but he also touches on some of the business training that is offered to help mobile technicians start and maintain a profitable company.

One tool available to graduates of the NRVTA programs is the ability to join an online group of technicians to share best practices and help troubleshoot difficult repair problems.

There are hundreds of certified technicians in that group already, so there is no need for a mobile tech, campground tech or RV tech to feel like they are a lone wolf when it comes to RV maintenance.

People who can’t afford tech training actually have an opportunity to work at the Texan RV Park to earn credit to cover the cost of taking the courses, and Todd explains how that works.

Where there’s a will, there’s going to be a way to get it done. So people who dream of being RV technicians and having access to the vast opportunities available to them in the growing market of RV maintenance, can still get training even if they can’t afford it at the moment.

Once people complete that training, they can join an online group of certified and registered technicians who can offer advice on running a business or overcoming a challenging repair issue.

One of the things that impresses me about the academy is that graduates aren’t left to figure things out on their own.

As Todd Henson explained, the staff isn’t just providing training and shooing them out the door.

The staff supports a network of technicians to ensure that anyone going through the training remains successful, whether they are RV techs, mobile techs, campground techs or just someone going through the program to learn how to maintain their own RVs.

As a general rule, technicians are skilled craftsmen who can diagnose and repair all types of RVs. But, when it comes to day-to-day management, marketing and growing the business, many times they feel like fish out of water – floundering to make sense of it all.

So, the academy offers additional courses to help people go into business for themselves, if that’s one of their goals.

If you’d like more information about the training offered by the National RV Training Academy, I’d encourage you to visit www.nrvta.com.