March 26, 2021 – Fort Myers, Florida
Florida is a friendly state. Fort Myers is a lovely town.
Before starting to work for AVI, I categorized Florida somewhat stereotypically as Disney World surrounded by spring break destinations. In my short time of employment at AVI, I've changed my outlook from this uninformed opinion to one that genuinely enjoys my time there a great deal.
A lot of this has to do with the staff at AVI. This group of folks is charged with going in a thousand different directions every day, supporting AVI and our partners on an unknown number of training endeavors. They accomplish these tasks while keeping their sense of humor and are a truly fun group to work with. I've had the past pleasure of working in corporate America, a land-grant college, a large manufacturing facility, and even owning my own business for a short, tragic time. I don't think I've enjoyed working with folks who work so hard and are still a pleasure to be around.
Thursday and Friday of this week, I was trying to catch up a bit from the time on the road while John filmed two new pieces of content in the studio. As soon as the filming was completed late Friday (including a nice piece of content produced with Ilco, a major player in the automotive key cutting and programming market), the staff all stepped up to the plate to tear down the studio in preparation for the next day's EV class, the last on this swing of the AVI training tour. As this instructor-led training class would be held in the AVI studio to allow for proper social distancing, all the assorted cameras, lights, vehicles, and props used for filming had to be torn down and stowed, allowing for a reset of the facility for the training. All this was accomplished in a relatively short time, with excellent efficiency by folks both in the film production team and folks with other job descriptions.
Make this the one-thousandth-and-one direction for the staff this week.
If you are interested in finding out how to bring TGTA live training to your area, contact us at Phone: 1-800-718-7246 | Email: email@example.com. We will be adding tour stops for the EV classes and additional content on such topics as advanced diesel diagnostics, ADAS, and light, medium, and heavy-duty braking systems.