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  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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
    44

    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...

    • Blaine Larson, Husky Energy
      "Dave is easy to understand and can take the heckling from guys trying to argue. Very knowledgeable about the curriculum and technical aspects of CSA Z462."
    • Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
      "I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
    • Greg Baun, Akita Drilling
      "The instructor, Dave Smith was clear and covered a lot of information in the 4 days. He is very knowledgeable and really knows is stuff."
    See Dave Smith CV
  • Dave Neal

    Years of Experience
    46

    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...

    • Gerard Flegel, Westmoreland Coal – Estevan Mine
      “The instructor, Dave Neal showed tremendous knowledge of the subject, provided personal experiences directly related to the subject and did a very good job of keeping the students involved with discussions.”
    • David Maczko, Lanxess
      This was a great course. I loved how it made me think and problem solve to find the issues within the circuits. I would recommend this course to my other co-workers.
    • Curtis Miller, Mortenson Construction
      Excellent course, great interaction & instructor. Well planned out program. Great hands on & instruction on use of test tools, maintenance, care & cleaning.
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    50

    Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 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...

    • Steven Robinson, IBEW
      "The instructor, Ed has lots of good field experience and can relate to the material personally. This experience from a first hand teacher makes it easy to understand the severity and how dangerous arc flash can be."
    • Micheal Vandervoort, DND
      “The instructor, Ed, was extremely knowledgeable and inspired me to think for myself. The skills he passed on for troubleshooting were top notch.”
    • G Ansell, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout was easy going and helpful, I liked the ``no question is a stupid question``. I would recommend this training to others, another tool added to the kit!! (How to Analytically Troubleshoot Electrical Systems)."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    39

    Jim Roberts brings over 34 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...

    • Salman Afzal, Syncrude Canada
      “Jim Roberts is a really good instructor; he explained everything in detail and explained the hazards of switching electrical equipment. He has shown us the safest way of switching and what to look for when switching. I would recommend Jim because he is experienced and very safe and he knows the stuff...
    • Shoaib Patel, Toronto Transit Commission
      “Jim Roberts was a good instructor. He was very clear in helping us understand how to safely deal with high voltage. He also made us aware of all the dangers that we could come across.”
    • 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.”
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Fred Tanguay

    Years of Experience
    41

    With 30+ years of knowledge and experience gained from working in a variety of areas including power apparatus maintenance and commissioning, power engineering and design as well as training seminars for industrial and utility clients, Fred has a lot to offer students. In addition to an in-depth background in these areas, Fred also has qualifications in the following: - Occupational Health & Safety...

    • Bob Acutt, Koch Fertilizer Canada
      The instructor, Fred Tanguay was very knowledgeable and explained the theory very thoroughly; all of the questions were answered and explained. We were reminded of the importance of working safe.”
    • Ryan Bell, Renewable Energy Corp
      “Fred was very, very involved in the industry and his experience shone through throughout the class. I've already recommended it to others.”
    • Mike Lysohirka, Areva
      “I do believe Fred does a great, thorough job teaching this course. With his experience in his past jobs, it has brought forward a great way to bring his awareness and safety for us as a tradesman.”
    See Fred Tanguay CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    57

    Terry Yonkheym brings over 28 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...

    • Philip Payne, City of Ottawa
      “Another good course from Canada Training Group. Terry was very good. We could use more trade-related courses like this one.”
    • Fergal Farrelly, PTI
      "Terry is a very good instructor and has a wealth of knowledge as a tradesman."
    • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
      “Terry is very experienced and extremely skilled technician, but I don't have to tell you this. 10 out of 10 for the instructor. Very patient, very knowledgeable about a very wide range of equipment. He was able to unlearn bad habits and teach new, proper techniques to a less than experienced class...
    See Terry Yonkheym CV
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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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