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  • Heather Fraser, Roughrider International
    “Instructor very knowledgeable and able to relate material to real life scenarios/past events. This course gave me a new perspective in regards to our electricians and day to day ops.”
  • Carmine Marra, Roughrider International
    “Course was very informative. It really stressed the importance of lock outs and PPE requirements. Also, for calculations, if you need to get closer when working on Arc Flash equipment.”
  • Justin Normore, Roughrider International
    “Instructor explained all types of panels and the operation of them very well. He also, related personal stories to the course for better understanding. Course explains the importance of checking safety devices before operating and also what to check for when operating.”
  • Wayne Mulcahy, Roughrider International
    “Very informative, well explained course it met and exceeded expectations. Manual will be helpful in producing procedural documents.”

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  • Dave Smith

    Years of Experience
    46

    Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern...

    • Jody Payne, Canrig
      "I was impressed by the instructor, Dave's straight forward "down to earth" teaching style. He was able to keep the room attentive and involved. The training is essential for any employee working with or around any electrical equipment."
    • Matt Skopyk, Agrium
      "By far the best speaker/instructor for a training course at VPO. Dave kept the class engaged at all times and gave us a very informative session."
    • Lloyd Johnson, City of Lloydminster
      "I found the instructor, Dave Smith very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter. He used greater visual and verbal examples explaining the course material."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    48

    With 33 years of on the job experience at Hydro One, doing consulting work for McGregor Allsop, Trow Engineering Consultants and Dillion and Associates, Dave has acquired extensive knowledge of electrical equipment, installations and legislative requirements. While with Hydro One, Dave was involved with many projects including: - Held the lead role in the implementation of the new Training Development...

    • Pete Brailsford, Panolam Surface Systems
      “Dave Neal is very thorough and knowledgeable.”
    • John Slaney, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
      “Dave brought a lot of experience with him to the course. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Dave Neal was a great instructor.”
    • Patrick Hickey, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
      “Very knowledgeable instructor, Dave Neal was engaging and interactive. He taught me the value of respecting electricity.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 52 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating...

    • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
      "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
    • Josh Whalen, Department of National Defence
      “Ed is a great instructor; his experience in the trade is a great asset to young electricians such as myself.”
    • Braiden McLellan, Littlefuse Startco
      "Ed did a great job keeping the information interesting as well as informative. I learned about many dangers and safety procedures that otherwise would have possibly been taken for granted."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    41

    Jim Roberts brings over 41 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician...

    • Connie Oglivie, Lambton Kent DSB
      Good course, good resource materials, valuable networking.
    • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
      “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
    • Andreas Frangias, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim was excellent and provided clear and concise information. He also used multiple ways to convey all the training in a way that kept it interesting.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    59

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 59 years experience in training and practical electrical maintenance to Canada Training Group's electrical, safety and high voltage programs. Terry's extensive service record for Ontario Hydro began as a Power Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, progressing through attaining the Inter-Provincial Construction and Maintenance Electrician's license, Journeyperson status and...

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    • Kelly Clarke, TransCanada
      "Terry is very knowledgeable in his field. He provided very good insights and personal experiences to the course. It was a real eye opener to see the personal injury and fatality case studies."
    • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
      “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”
    • Aaron Mohl, Ranger Board
      “Terry was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable. His ability to tailor the faults to the pre-existing skill levels of students, as well as how we progressed, kept things challenging.”
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “Instructor very knowledgeable and able to relate material to real life scenarios/past events. This course gave me a new perspective in regards to our electricians and day to day ops.”

    Heather Fraser, Roughrider International
  • “Course was very informative. It really stressed the importance of lock outs and PPE requirements. Also, for calculations, if you need to get closer when working on Arc Flash equipment.”

    Carmine Marra, Roughrider International
  • “Instructor explained all types of panels and the operation of them very well. He also, related personal stories to the course for better understanding. Course explains the importance of checking safety devices before operating and also what to check for when operating.”

    Justin Normore, Roughrider International
  • “Very informative, well explained course it met and exceeded expectations. Manual will be helpful in producing procedural documents.”

    Wayne Mulcahy, Roughrider International

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