LEAP Program

Learn. Engage. Achieve. Perform

LEAP Program
LEAP program logo, standing for learn, engage, achieve and perform

The LEAP program gives students an immersive experience, bringing them face-to-face with THOR Industries associates and teaching them about business management, product design, engineering, manufacturing, and more. LEAP has three curriculum levels - fifth grade, eighth grade, and high school - and each is tailored to be both fun and educational. We engage them with problem-solving challenges that might be common in a manufacturing center or in an engineering office. After reaching thousands of students in our first year, the program will continue to grow to include even more schools.

Graphic showing the impact of the LEAP program including 6700 students reached, 34 schools participating and 100% of schools in Elkhart county participating

Program Overview

FIFTH GRADE students are introduced to the RV industry and learn about THOR’s role in its community. These students learn leadership skills, tour RV’s and work together to build Lego RV’s.

EIGHTH GRADE students are assigned projects, introduced to lean manufacturing, participate in problem solving activities and receive an initial look into RV-related career pathways.

HIGH SCHOOL students work directly with THOR's subsidiaries to prepare for a career in the RV Industry.

The LEAP program is all about investing in our community’s future. It seeks to generate a genuine interest in and appreciation of our industry, provide tangible job skills, connect students with potential career opportunities and allow them to experience the adventure and fun RVs can bring.

Bob Martin, President/CEO

Would you like your students to experience this great program, if so contact Rick Schutt at rschutt@thorindustries.com or (574) 294-7791.