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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...

    • 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."
    • Lee Kocyba, Akita Drilling
      “Dave was a very good instructor with his knowledge on electrical and how to apply it with common occurrences that you may have on the rig.”
    • 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."
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  • 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...

    • Jon Kieswetter, Hammond Manufacturing
      Dave Neal was a great instructor, kept things interesting.
    • Mike, Nortown Electrical Contractors
      “Dave was very knowledgeable and experienced. He was well spoken, easy and interesting to listen to. He kept the course exciting, fun and interesting with real life stories and personal experiences.”
    • John Burden, Daishowa-Marubeni
      “Arc Flash High Voltage Safety was a very good course. It was presented well by the instructor, Dave Neal. He was knowledgeable and had many experiences to share and that was good for getting the safety concepts over easier.”
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  • 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...

    • Jordan Higgins, Alliance Energy
      "Ed was very knowledgeable and approachable. For guys like me who are in the field and on the tools, it's so valuable to have someone who has been there & knows how it really is."
    • Joe Van Niekerk, Suncor
      "Ed Rideout is an excellent instructor with a lot of actual hands-on experience. Top guy – top course work, material was clear and relevant."
    • Adam Gould, Enbridge Pipelines
      “I found this course to be very valuable and informative. The course structure is excellent with keeping the majority of the learning at hands on. Ed, the instructor, was not only knowledgeable, he was also very friendly and presented well. Overall, a good course.”
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  • 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...

    • Shaun Filson, SaskPower
      “Jim presented the material in an easy-to-follow manner. Course content was informative and will be very useful in the place where I work. Overall, definitely worth taking.”
    • 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...
    • Kevin Archambault, Canadian Coast Guard
      “Jim was very informative. He also brought a lot of experience to the course. He was able to relate with what we do on a regular basis.”
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  • 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...

    • Ron Kitchen, Syncrude Canada
      “Fred is extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain anything. He explains very well, is very amicable and very safety conscience. I enjoyed the course immensely and will be able to apply some of the aspects to my job.”
    • Jeff Gillespie, Enbridge Pipelines
      “Fred was an excellent instructor. The course material was delivered in an efficient manner and was very beneficial. Overall, I was very happy with Fred as an instructor and the learning opportunity this course delivered.”
    • Matt Wetzel, City of Ottawa
      “Fred the instructor knows his stuff inside and out. Excellent teacher and his patience is high. The course was very relevant to our plant and we will now apply several items to our procedures. I would recommend this course for others for sure. The training trailer was very impressive.”
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  • 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...

    • G. Armstead, Co-Op Refinery Complex
      "Terry was excellent. He planned out days effectively and taught in an understanding method. I enjoyed learning under his guidance."
    • 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."
    • Bobby Bartlett, Nabors Canada
      "Terry was a very good instructor. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. He spent lots of one on one time with the students and helped them understand what they were misinterpreting."
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