Hundreds gather for RV industry breakfast

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

ELKHART, Ind. -- Many say how well the RV business does each year shows us how the general economy in our area will do.

If this is true, the future is looking bright, according to those at the RV Industry Power Breakfast.

This year was the second annual breakfast and it took place at the RV and Motor Home Hall of Fame in Elkhart.

More than 550 people gathered to talk about how the RV industry is doing and what the future looks like.

Since the RV business is booming, that means they are hiring.

That's why Ivy Tech in Elkhart is talking about building an advanced manufacturing center.

The center would create a very focused curriculum for students who are interested in working for these companies.

“It benefits the student because the way we set up the training we will go into the workplace knowing what it takes to be effective, how to do the job and it won’t be a surprise to them,” explained Thomas Coley, Elkhart Ivy Tech Chancellor. “That is a large part of getting that orientation. That will help employer who will get an employee who will hit ground running and you will want it to be long term…grow with you and you company.”

Coley says this project requires financial and community support, but if they get that they believe the center would be underway by the fall of 2015.

Programs like this are already at their South Bend, Warsaw and Valapraso campuses.

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