Hello from Centennial, CO

Hello from Centennial, CO

Thursday evening  – October 1, 2020   (First post of this travelogue)

I am teaching a class this week at the NTT office.  The class is shaft alignment and it is a two day class (Thursday and Friday).  This is the first time I have taught a class since late October of last year!  Before COVID, several of the classes I was scheduled to do cancelled due to lack of sales.  When COVID hit, it really dried up.

I had mentioned in a previous post that NTT was working very hard to establish a market for Live Online Training (LOT) via zoom and other software.  I am certified to teach LOT courses.  I had a fairly large project to convert/develop one of our classes for the LOT platform.  My work on that project was completed several months ago, but NTT has not finished the work they need to do to sell it to the customer.

The course I am teaching this week is live in the office with two students.  It is a rather intensive lab oriented course and could not be taught via LOT.

As is generally the case, NTT is putting me up at the Staybridge Suites.  It is a part of the Holiday Inn/IHG group, so I get my points and it is a fairly nice place.   Before COVID they had the best hotel breakfast and evening snack/meal of any hotel that I stay at (with the exception of some of Pat’s resort trips that she earns).  Of course now, that benefit is mostly not present.  I stayed here in April and half the hotel was shut down and no meals/snacks of any kind.  Now both sides are open and they have a bit of a breakfast.

Unfortunately I do not have any classes scheduled for the rest of the year.  It is possible that something will develop, but I will not hold my breath.  Sales in the Mechanical group have not been very good for the past couple of years and I don’t see that changing in the near future.  Guess that means more shop time {grin}.

That is all for this trip.

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