ATHENS, Texas – The National RV Training Academy (NRVTA) announced today that it has hired several teaching assistants to help instructors provide hands-on training to students taking courses to become professional RV technicians and inspectors.
The RV Fundamentals course is a prerequisite of the inspector and technician courses and can include up to 65 students. The addition of the teaching assistants will ensure all participants receive the hands-on training that NRVTA promises to provide, said Terry “Cooper” Cooper, president of NRVTA.
“For years, we’ve enjoyed a great deal of pride in our ability to not only provide students with the book knowledge they need to learn, but with the hands-on training they need to succeed,” said Cooper. “With our classes getting so large, one teacher just can’t give students the individualized attention that NRVTA is known for providing.”
Consequently, the academy is creating four teaching assistant positions that will work directly under the NRVTA Master Certified Technicians leading the courses. Each assistant will work with a group of 10-12 people to demonstrate skills and watch as students perform the work themselves.
Teaching assistants will be utilized to help train technicians and inspectors. They are specialists in their careers and capable of using equipment to diagnose problems, affect repairs or to properly inspect any recreation vehicle, said Todd Henson, the academy’s technical instructor.
Because each of the teaching assistants are graduates of an NRVTA program, they are familiar with all the school’s troubleshooting labs. For example, teaching assistants will help students master the use of a multimeter that is considered an essential tool for evaluating RVs and diagnosing multiple applications onboard the RVs.
“Our goal is to have at least one teaching assistant assigned to each instructor based on the class size,” said Henson. “They will be utilized not only for the RV Fundamentals Class, but also for all the advanced courses offered at NRVTA.”
Cooper expects some of the teaching assistants will eventually develop into instructors themselves as the academy expands not just its enrollment, but the courses it offers as well.