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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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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...

    • Jeff Simmons, Syncrude Canada
      "Dave did a good job during the presentation, stopping to talk about each area of discussion to make sure we understood everything."
    • 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."
    • Will J, Ainsworth
      "Good instruction Dave. Candid conversations kept the day awake and interesting. Touching on more than just arc flash but electrical safety."
    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...

    • Chris McClemmens, Lanxess
      I have learned a lot through both the theory & hands on portion of this course. Dave had a lot of experience to share, real life stories to relate to equipment. Troubleshooting portion showed a lot of different problems and how to follow through.
    • Traian Miu, Technical Closures Centre
      “Dave is very knowledgeable and has a great deal of experience with the subject matter, which makes him a great asset when teaching this course.”
    • Tom Young, Kiewit Energy Canada Corp.
      “The instructor, Dave Neal, was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and got the points across very effectively.”
    See Dave Neal CV
  • Edward Rideout

    Years of Experience
    52

    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...

    • 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."
    • Curtis Daigneault, Cameco Corporation - Cigar Lake
      "Ed is a very knowledgeable course instructor. He recommends the "document everything" and it is a very effective tool in troubleshooting. He was also very helpful and always discussed and answered all questions that were asked."
    • 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."
    See Edward Rideout CV
  • Jim Roberts

    Years of Experience
    41

    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...

    • Brian Ethier, Enbridge
      "Jim is an experienced electrician with VFD's in the field. He has good knowledge of the VFD's we've worked with this week. He was able to help us with troubleshooting that we couldn't figure out. He also has good knowledge of the electrical field of VFD's and the motors which are being driven.
    • Terry Simpson, Department of National Defence, RPOPS Electrician
      “Jim Roberts is a knowledgeable instructor in this area of the trade. His course is a definite requirement.”
    • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
      Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
    See Jim Roberts CV
  • Terry Yonkheym

    Years of Experience
    59

    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...

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    • Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
      "Very informative about troubleshooting, I learned a great deal from him"
    • Duane McDonald, Ontario Power Generation
      "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was knowledgeable and performed very well in his function. He was very easy going and interesting. Terry is an asset to Canada Training Group."
    • 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."
    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
  • “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 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
  • “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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