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This five-day program is designed for electrical troubleshooters and is guaranteed to improve their troubleshooting processes and significantly reduce downtime costs.


This system was developed by a team of Master Troubleshooters and then honed over twenty years of continuous improvement. During this time hundreds of programs were taught to several thousand participants with constant feedback and refinement. Participants spend 90% of their time troubleshooting realistic faults utilizing both hardwired and software simulators under the guidance of a Master Troubleshooter.

Based on Canada Training Group's proprietary Analytical Electrical Troubleshooting TM methodology, this program is flexible enough to develop strong processes in younger troubleshooters and still challenge experienced troubleshooters to fine-tune their skills.

Our experience shows that we can improve the skills of experienced troubleshooters 25%, 200-300% in others and immeasurably for some. This translates into major reductions in unplanned downtime.

A major outcome from this training will be a huge increase in job satisfaction. Your troubleshooters will be keenly aware of their increased competence and feel capable of extraordinary achievement. The natural result is a dramatic increase in productivity; your people will see the impact of a job well done and will want to do more.

Any troubleshooter determined to improve their game will be able to apply our Analytical Electrical Troubleshooting TM methodology to electrical and other systems, collectively saving hundreds of thousands of dollars of downtime during the career of the successful participant.

Our instructors have 30-40 years of electrical troubleshooting experience, including 15-20 years as troubleshooting instructors, and work closely with each participant to advise them on how to improve every aspect of their troubleshooting skills.

Hi, Dave Smith here, President of Canada Training Group and one of the instructor/developers of

“How to Analytically Troubleshoot Complex Electrical Systems”

I am writing to tell you about this amazing course.

Not amazing because I helped develop or teach it but because we wanted significant, measurable and provable results and our students achieve that in every course. In 2000, myself and the other instructors, set ourselves the goal to redesign an electrical troubleshooting course, with 30 years of successful history, into an analytical thinking and deductive reasoning course whereby the successful graduates would have the skills to solve problems, whether they were electrical or whatever, on any kind of system, whether the students had ever seen it or not. Huge challenge but we have nailed it.

I know you get a lot of information about courses but I guarantee you won't regret taking eight minutes to learn how we do this. HATCESDR is a five day analytical thinking and deductive reasoning course that significantly improves the troubleshooting speed, accuracy, and confidence of electrical troubleshooters.

Bob Skinner, a senior refinery electrician for 32 years, had this to say: “What used to take me days will now take me hours; what used to take me hours will now take me minutes.”

This system was developed by a team of Master Troubleshooters and then honed over thirty years of continuous improvement. During this time hundreds of programs were taught to several thousand participants with constant feedback and refinement. Participants spend 90% of their time troubleshooting realistic faults utilizing both hardwired and software simulators under the guidance of a Master Troubleshooter providing a program flexible enough to develop strong processes in younger troubleshooters and yet still challenge experienced troubleshooters to fine-tune their skills.

Our experience shows that we can improve the skills of experienced troubleshooters 25-50%, 100-200% in others and immeasurably for some. This translates into major reductions in your unplanned downtime.

John Power of Newfoundland Power evaluated HATCESDR and this was what he told his manager:

“The troubleshooting course that I recently completed will benefit me greatly. The techniques I learned during the week were very helpful and as a bonus my confidence level has improved as well. I highly recommend that we move forward with bringing this to other people in our department.”

His co-worker, Ray Bartlett also evaluated HATCESDR and had the same advice to their management about HATCESDR:

“I just completed the troubleshooting course and it was excellent. It gave me some good troubleshooting tools to use in my job. I learned to approach a problem from different ways to come to a solution. I think all my co-workers should be given the same course.”

Ray Bartlett

John and Ray were members of a select team of senior troubleshooters from Newfoundland Power chosen to critically evaluate HATCESDR.

The team's response was unanimous and overwhelming for choosing HATCESDR as the troubleshooting standard for their power company.

We have now completed several rounds of HATCESDR training for Newfoundland Power’s E&I troubleshooters.

Detailed entrance, exit and project measurements proved conclusively that the skills of their troubleshooters improved up to 300% meaning massive reductions in unplanned downtime.

As you can imagine, these increases in troubleshooting speed and accuracy will make a huge impact on their production outages and lost revenues.

If your troubleshooters are troubleshooting regularly, and your downtime costs you significant money, then this training course will pay for itself in no time. Many students claim that return on investment will be less than 1 month.

We have spent years developing and evolving this course. HATCESDR is the end result of extensive international research and is a distillation of the best concepts from dozens of troubleshooting methods and mental processes. What other courses lack, but is the entire foundation of HATCESDR, is the teaching of deductive reasoning and analytical thinking skills.

I have been a member of Mensa since 1984. Mensa is an international high IQ organization and you need to test in the top 2% of the population to belong. These people are not brilliant or geniuses but they do have high speed processors. As a member you are continuously exposed to excellent thinking processes and the working of the human mind. I am keenly interested in this, both from a safety perspective and from a troubleshooting perspective. We have evaluated and trained thousands of troubleshooters and we are always looking at how their minds work and teaching them how to use their minds more effectively in any situation.

We regularly find experienced troubleshooters who are effective and poor at the same time. Effective because they can eventually find problems but poor because it takes so much longer than it should unless they have seen the problem before.

Where these people, and their methods, fall down is when they are presented with something they have never experienced. When we watch these troubleshooters in slow motion on an unfamiliar problem we see that more than half of their testing is wasted because they do not use a logical, analytical, planned approach. Hours, and sometimes days, drag on before faults are found.

A common complaint a manager hears is “I can’t fix it; I haven’t been trained on it.” As it is not possible to train everyone on every machine, we improve the speed and accuracy of even the best of troubleshooters on any machine or system by teaching them deductive reasoning and developing analytical thinking skills they can apply to any situation.

Additionally, our experience, supported by our research and observations, has shown that even the best troubleshooters make expensive mistakes. An example is the smelter foreman called in at 2 a.m. because a 125 ton overhead travelling crane was down and the two night shift journeymen could not find the problem after several hours of consternation. The foreman was understandably choked when he discovered the clue that had been missed.

Another example is the grinding line that was down for 5 hours in the mill of an open pit mine. Troubleshooter #1 was at the scene when troubleshooter #2 arrived and asked, “Did you check the resets?” T/S #1 said “Yes”, forgetting that on that system there was another set of resets. T/S #2 assumed T/S #1 was referring to all of the resets, never inquired further and proceeded to help with the troubleshooting. 5 hours later, a third troubleshooter checked the second resets and found them open. The lost profit from that was enormous, well over $300,000.00.

Both of these happened to typical experienced journeymen; they had years of experience troubleshooting but had never been taught to think and to reason, analytically and deductively.

In HATCESDR we train your troubleshooters so that mistakes like these should never happen again. We give them tools and methods that prevent them from overlooking basic items, clear up bewilderment and give them a clear path to solving complex problems.

HATCESDR is not just designed to make your people better troubleshooters but to improve all of their analytical thinking processes and to make cognition over-rule the emotions at play during troubleshooting.

We will teach your troubleshooters logic, analysis and systems thinking to solve failures and problems in any type of system, the same kind of thinking taught in engineering schools.

A major outcome from this training will be a huge increase in job satisfaction. Your troubleshooters will be keenly aware of their increased competence and feel capable of extraordinary achievement. The natural result is a dramatic increase in productivity; your people will see the impact of a job well done and will want to do more.

Many actual industry examples of troubleshooting mistakes are used to illustrate the importance of using these skills properly.

They will learn these skills and more, and then they will hone them razor sharp on 4 progressively more complex hardwired simulators, 18 software simulators, 5 instructor-led case studies and a number of paper based projects.

Your troubleshooters will be amazed at their results because their results will be amazing!

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi of the University of Chicago pioneered a concept he called “Flow”. He defines flow as a mental state of operation in which the person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing, characterized by a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. In his research he worked with athletes, artists, musicians, surgeons and others to determine what they were feeling at those moments of peak unconscious maximum achievement.

Musicians for decades have referred to this as being “in the groove”; others call it being “on a roll”, or “batting a 1000.”

Whatever you call it, your mental and physical processes are operating seamlessly, cohesively and very successfully.

In Dean’s video clip, this is his spontaneous reaction to experiencing “Flow” while troubleshooting.

In our HATCESDR research we have reviewed the studies done with sophisticated brain scanners called Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines. These show blood flow to specific parts of the brain during particular tasks as evidenced in these pictures:

For instance, we know that one critical aspect of troubleshooting involves sequential decision-making and neuro-scientists know that the neural pathways controlling these processes involve areas of the brain such as the ventral medial prefrontal cortex and the anterior cingulate cortex.

When a person is “in flow”, “in the groove”, “on a roll”, “batting a 1000”, etc. the proper areas of the brain have to be engaged to begin learning the skill and then they have to be engaged and re-engaged time after time until the person has mastered or begun to master the skill.

Developing Troubleshooting Mastery is just one thing your troubleshooters will gain from HATCESDR.

Remember, we are not just interested in teaching your troubleshooters how to fix a circuit or system; we want them to be able to fix any circuit or system, whether it is electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, electronic, robotic or whatever.

We researched the mental processes used to solve technical problems and created projects and systems to engage these.

Then we built this course to give your troubleshooters these mental processes that can be successfully applied to any problem. In a recent course for one of the world’s largest mines, two mechanics participated in the course. They are responsible for troubleshooting on the 400 ton ore trucks. At the end of the course they told our instructor their change in thinking skills was going to “seriously help our mechanical troubleshooting.”

With the use of over $ 50,000.00 worth of electrical, electronic and computer simulators we create problems that require troubleshooters to engage the parts of their brains that are used during ALL troubleshooting situations. To drill this into your troubleshooters we provide them with over 200 real life problems and as they gain mastery they slowly and then quickly increase their speed and accuracy.

HATCESDR is designed as a highly structured learning experience that commits 90% of class time to personal hands-on skill development under the mentorship of master troubleshooters.

Just like a golf pro reviewing your grip, we start right at the basics to make sure nothing is missed and then we guide them through an escalating series of increasingly complex problems. At critical milestones, we give your troubleshooters innovative tools and concepts that significantly accelerate their troubleshooting speed and accuracy, resulting in huge gains in their confidence to solve complex industrial problems correctly in record time!

Perhaps your troubleshooters won't become 3 times better but can you imagine them:

Being twice as fast with their troubleshooting speed and accuracy?

Having the analytical tools to be able to tackle and solve any problem?

Having total confidence in their troubleshooting ability?

How much more valuable would they be to your organization?!

Your investment to improve their skills will be quickly repaid; most of our clients report that this investment is returned within months; in fact,

Max Hutchcraft, Utilities Superintendent with Abitibi, stated that their payback was within weeks!

Your payback will depend on the hours per week your troubleshooters are troubleshooting and your cost of downtime. If you have high downtime costs and regular troubleshooting you will have a very quick return. Or perhaps you are in a health care facility and lives are at risk or in an entertainment venue and you have thousands of frustrated fans wanting it fixed right and fixed now.

No matter what industry you are in, HATCESDR teaches the concepts and skills to solve problems anywhere on anything.

This is why HATCESDR will be a great opportunity for you and why I wanted to let you know about this course.

If you have any other questions, call 1-800-661-1663, ask for me and I will answer all of them.

Thanks for your time; we love doing this.


Sincerely


Canada Training Group

Training superior troubleshooters since 1980

Any troubleshooter determined to improve their game will be able to apply HATCESDR to your electrical and other systems, collectively saving you hundreds of thousands of dollars of downtime during the career of the successful participant.

 

Who should attend: Electricians, Instrumentation Mechanics, Technicians, and any other worker who must be relied on to quickly and accurately diagnose and fix electrical systems.

You will be able to: Significantly reduce electrical equipment downtime by rigourously applying our proprietary troubleshooting process

Who should attend: Electricians, Instrumentation Mechanics, Technicians, and any other worker who must be relied on to quickly and accurately diagnose and fix electrical systems.

You will be able to: Significantly reduce electrical equipment downtime by rigourously applying our proprietary troubleshooting process

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Course topics

I. TROUBLESHOOT USING AN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE

Objective: Troubleshoot an electrical circuit or system following a logical, structured procedure.

II. PREPARE TO TROUBLESHOOT

Objective: Develop preparatory skills.

III. ANALYZE THE FAULTED SYSTEM

Objective: Use a systematic process to localize the problem.

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I. TROUBLESHOOT USING AN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE

Objective: Troubleshoot an electrical circuit or system following a logical, structured procedure.

  • Describe Analytical Thinking
  • Apply Convergent Thinking Skills
  • Apply Divergent Thinking Skills
  • Apply Deductive Reasoning Skills
  • Apply Inductive Reasoning Skills
  • Develop an Analytical Troubleshooting Procedure
  • Develop an Analytical Electrical Troubleshooting Procedure

II. PREPARE TO TROUBLESHOOT

Objective: Develop preparatory skills.

  • Gather Data
  • Make Factual Observations
  • Select Troubleshooting Tools

III. ANALYZE THE FAULTED SYSTEM

Objective: Use a systematic process to localize the problem.

  • Deduce Fault Type
  • Deduce Location

IV. PLAN YOUR TROUBLESHOOTING APPROACH

Objective: Use both empirical and inferred data to plan your steps.

  • Evaluate Hazards
  • Select Starting Point
  • Plan Minimum Troubleshooting Steps
  • Deduce Test Results

V. TROUBLESHOOT THE SYSTEM

Objective: Apply a non-redundant series of tests supported with documentation of the process.

  • Control Hazards
  • Conduct Tests
  • Record Tests and Results

VI. INTERPRET DATA

Objective: Utilize results of troubleshooting to both fix the current problem but to also deduce root cause.

  • Evaluate Test Results
  • Adjust Troubleshooting Approach
  • Identify Cause of Failure

VII. TROUBLESHOOT DC SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply analytical electrical troubleshooting procedure to dc circuits.

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Voltage Drops
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits

VIII. TROUBLESHOOT SINGLE PHASE SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply analytical electrical troubleshooting procedure to single-phase circuits.

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits

IX. TROUBLESHOOT THREE PHASE MOTOR CIRCUIT PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply analytical electrical troubleshooting procedure to three-phase motor circuits.

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits

X. TROUBLESHOOT ELECTRICAL CONTROL SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply analytical electrical troubleshooting procedure to electrical control circuits.

  • Open Circuits
  • Short Circuits
  • Grounded Circuits
  • Crossed Circuits

XI. TROUBLESHOOT UNKNOWN SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Objective: Apply analytical electrical troubleshooting procedure to unknown systems

  • What is Known
  • What is Unknown
  • Applying the Process

XII. CONCLUSION

Objective: Conclude course and evaluate troubleshooting skill progression in both speed and accuracy.

  • Evaluation of Learned Skills
  • Review of Course Goals

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  • Deductive reasoning is a really good course to help learn troubleshooting of electrical systems. It helped give me the proper mindset needed to look, evaluate, narrow down the issue, solve and then repair them. The course also helped give me more confidence dealing with electrical systems.

    Zachary Lee, EDS Pumps & Water Treatment
  • “I think that most of the materials presented were a great exercise in practicing trouble shooting skills.”

    Derek Deuling, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • Course was beneficial in that it shows if you take a complex problem and break it down, document the information you have and come up with a plan it makes troubleshooting the problem easier. Instructor, Joe Kiceniuk was knowledgeable and conveyed the intent of the course.

    Martin Fleming, Irving Tissue
  • "Course teaches and dictates the importance of keeping focused on issue and document info. Plan a strategic execution of analyzing data, record info, isolate problem areas and control amount of excess testing with meter to minimize false readings.

    Todd Giesbrecht, Agrium
  • “I thought this course was a great approach to improving troubleshooting skills. Ed Rideout did a great job instructing, was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I could see my skills improving as the week went on. The test sets used for the course were great, as well as the software. All in...

    Neil Woodman, Newfoundland Power
  • “I found the course and the instructor challenged me in ways that revealed my weaknesses and provided the skills and system to overcome them. Well worth it!”

    Mike Ferguson, Ainsworth Engineered
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable about the course material. The content of the course was very interesting and valuable for my personal benefit as well as the company. I had very little exposure to prints and troubleshooting before the course and I feel now way ahead in this troubleshooting than...

    Bruno Courty, Barrick - Williams Operating Corporation
  • “This was a great course; I had no experience on troubleshooting prior to the start of this course. Now I feel comfortable. I'm glad it was available for me and it will greatly help me in the future.”

    Alan MacDonald, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “This was a well paired course with plenty of time and exercises to complete, very knowledgeable instruction for planning.”

    Andrew Luxton, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • “I would recommend this course to my co-workers. I learnt how to document everything and how to approach and solve problems in a different way.”

    Kris Samociuk, City of Ottawa
  • “ A good variety of content, and a well informed and open instructor. I will be teaching this method amongst my apprentices and co-workers.”

    Ed Wilhelm, Station Electrician, SaskPower
  • “The instructor explained the material very well; he was very knowledgeable of the equipment, material and software. He was able to break down problems to a level anyone could understand. I noticed improvement day to day in my troubleshooting abilities.”

    Steve Terry, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • “The course was useful in the sense that it teaches the importance of finding your starting point and staying calm while troubleshooting. The course would be best suited for apprentices, journeymen with little or no troubleshooting experience. There are lessons to be taken from it and about the mental...

    Tristan R, LP Peace Valley OSB
  • I enjoyed the course a lot. The hands-on element was both fun and knowledgeable. I feel I will have a much better approach to troubleshooting problems.

    Corey Blom, International Paper
  • “Interesting course, I enjoyed it.”

    J. Kezema, Weyerhaeuser
  • “The instructor and course was very good. The instructor was well-prepared and very knowledgeable. I would tell all my co-workers how excellent this course was taught.”

    Terry Chipp, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "This is an excellent course. I learned a lot of valuable information, especially regarding the application of thinking and learning patterns. Draw out your problem area and focus on the underlying issue."

    Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
  • “The instructor, Terry Yonkheym sure knows his stuff which helps a lot. I think in time I will surely benefit from this course (once I make what I learnt common practice). Class size was perfect and overall experience was good.”

    Daniel Goebel, Argus Machine Co. Ltd.
  • This course was definitely beneficial to me. It opened my eyes on how to look at a circuit differently and use less steps to identify a problem. This training proved the importance of recording ALL information gathered about a problem, at the same time also knowing how the circuits should operate under...

    Brandon Sacrey, Nabors Drilling
  • This course is well put together. It teaches how to speed up troubleshooting by taking notes and uses fewer steps to find a problem. It is worth taking the training. Whether you have ten years or twenty, you will pick up a few things.

    Carl Shonhiwa, Syncrude
  • “Course was very good, definitely gave me another way to troubleshoot problems and make sure I document everything. Had very good examples and hands on was awesome, better than looking at a Power Point all day.”

    Scott Purcell, TransGas
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had lots of hands on exercises, which is the best way to learn. Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and obviously had a ton of practical experience. Great instructor!”

    Dan Rogers, Newfoundland Power
  • "Very good tips on how to break down a problem into manageable steps. And on eliminating problem areas to break down problems. Good teaching."

    Karsten Harms, Agrium
  • This course is amazing. I think every maintenance electrician should have the opportunity to take this course.

    Jordan Brass, Syncrude
  • “Was a good course. Enjoyed the challenges of troubleshooting with a different method. Would highly recommend.”

    Laurie Tischler, TransGas
  • “The course demonstrated the importance of taking notes, which became apparent to prevent yourself from going in circles and checking equipment previously checked. Splitting the circuits into sections is something I will take away from the course and use extensively in the future. I view this as a...

    Matt Goyer, Skookumchuck Pulp Group
  • "This course was good and definitely changed my thought process. The hands on/practical portion I found to be the most effective. The computer programs were also very effective."

    Jeff Henderson, Pengrowth Energy Corp.
  • "I think this was a great course. I haven't done a lot of troubleshooting up to this point but certainly feel better prepared to do so now. Joe Kiceniuk is a great instructor and he is very knowledgeable."

    Andrew Sheaves, Suncor
  • “I fully enjoyed the course and I would highly rate this course for the rest of my coworkers. The equipment was excellent and there was a lot of troubleshooting areas which were great.”

    Rodney Rice BC Hydro,
  • “I would recommend this course to all electrical workers. This course helps you go through the process on what and how to troubleshoot electrical systems. I believe that this would help people troubleshoot electrical problems faster.”

    Ryan Sernecky, TransGas
  • “The instructor was knowledgeable on course content. He kept everything in informal and made it fun. Emphasized the process on how to solve problems.”

    Daryl Magerl, TransAlta, TransGas
  • "The best off-site training I have been to..."

    Lee Morsette, Boeing
  • "The hands on work was well organized and the computer word was a nice change from the norm, both of which made you think. This is a must have course for technologists."

    Jason Dalton, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
  • “This course and the instructor were both exceptional and I highly recommend this course to anyone in the electrical trade.”

    Travis Cluett, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "The course did a great job in teaching me how to approach troubleshooting a piece of equipment that I'm not familiar with. It taught techniques and provided lots of practical and hands-on practice using those techniques. The classroom exercises were all very different from each other and all were similar...

    Myron Janzen, Agrium
  • “This course teaches you about mental state and how it affects your attitude when trying to troubleshoot. It plays an important role in analytical thinking that not many people would realize on their own. I would recommend this course/instructor to not only electricians, but millwrights, mechanics...

    Curtis Walch, Graymont
  • “Course was very good, challenging and informative.”

    Wayne Geizer, Department of National Defense
  • “ I enjoyed it. It was very mixed. You were not overdoing just one aspect but always covering something new. I like the troubleshooting tools…thinking, observing, analysis, then test!”

    Wade Harrogate, Maintenance Supervisor, Molson Breweries
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable, able to convey the message to the students so they understood. Hands on problem were similar to real-world problems, good layered track approach didn't intimidate students. Gave students confidence to take a good approach to troubleshooting.”

    Marc Bibeau, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • I found the course to be well laid out and well paced. Instructors were very knowledgeable about the material. The labs were hands-on, with lots of testing and troubleshooting. The instructor was willing to help out and point you in the right direction if you had any problems. I highly recommend this...

    Scott Hay, International Paper
  • “Very good to think of troubleshooting in a more effective manner and safer to record results and findings for information sharing’s and recording. WebCAT will send all people to course in electrical field.”

    Tom Rustige, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • "Course was awesome! Very in depth for a beginner yet challenging for a novice. The instructor was very knowledgeable and ran an extremely efficient and in depth course."

    Jason Ziprick, Grain Millers Canada Corp.
  • I found this course to be very informative and directly applicable to tasks I perform on a daily basis in my role as a controls technologist. I would recommend this course to anybody working in a technician/engineering position.

    Darcy Dawe, Newfoundland Hydro
  • “This course made me look at the big picture, then find my way to the problem faster by not doing unnecessary testing and checks. Having to write a bubble around the problem area made it easy to reason and test my way through to find the problem quicker and easier.”

    Jeff S., Co-Op Refinery Complex
  • “Course overall is very good. A lot of good, on topic information. Very beneficial to anyone having to troubleshoot systems. The instructor was excellent. Very versed at delivering the information at an in depth but widely understood method. His knowledge with the process of troubleshooting is very...

    Dave McDonald, Canada Training Group
  • “Very fun course with a wide variety of equipment. Good practice for troubleshooting, unfamiliar equipment also good practice for using your logic for solving unknown electrical problems. The instructor was very helpful and made the course very interesting.”

    Roch Lavergne, Norbord
  • I enjoyed the course. It refreshed things that I have not had to troubleshoot in a long time. I will recommend this course to everyone in my shop. Thanks for the knowledge Joe Kiceniuk.

    Scott Felton, SaskPower
  • The course was effective at teaching the importance of proper documentation of problems and how to narrow down a problem area.

    Mike Gallant, Irving Tissue
  • This course is an excellent learning tool for troubleshooting. The way it was taught was excellent for getting though the information. For personal gain this was a very good experience. The hands on showed me a ton of new useful information. Ed Rideout was a great teacher, clear and thorough.

    Rob Gaudreau, Argus Machine Co Ltd.
  • "This is a great course. I learnt lots about how to organize and prepare for troubleshooting. Well worth attending."

    Steven Gordon, Suncor
  • “I found this instructor to be very knowledgeable and engaging. He presented the course material in an organized manner, making it easy to follow. The concepts presented will be of great benefit to troubleshooting. I would recommend this course and instructor.”

    Bruce Starkes, Barrick - Williams Operating Corporation
  • “The information was good. There was lots of hands on, which was excellent. The instructor kept things moving at a good pace. He was knowledgeable about aspects of the course material. The equipment used worked well with the troubleshooting objective. Definitely learnt something.”

    Bruce Bell, Winnipeg Airport Authority
  • “As a maintenance electrician, I think the course was great and should be made mandatory for all journeymen. I will continue to use a consistent systematic approach when troubleshooting. Our instructor was very knowledgeable on the material presented, very patient, and made the course fun and entertaining.”

    Pat Buis, Syncrude
  • The course was good and was mostly hands-on training, so worthwhile use of time and effort. Instructors seemed knowledgeable, and test stations were complex enough to allow the use of deductive reasoning as per course instruction. I could not think of a better teaching curriculum pertinent to employee...

    Derek Fowler, International Paper
  • “Wish I had been given the opportunity to take this training years back. Learning in the classroom, rather than learning in the field, costs the company less down time. This easily pays for the training. Thanks for letting me attend. I will be promoting this to have our 9 control techs take the training.”

    George Fischer, TransGas
  • “The instructor was very knowledgeable and well prepared. He used real time examples to illustrate points. He kept the flow going not allowing us to get side tracked from our goals. Each day started with a review and reinforced course objectives. A great course, highly recommend it.”

    Kent Strong, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • “The instructor was knowledgeable about the content of the course, which helps explaining how to dissect and troubleshooting electrical problems and prints. This course is a valuable asset. It's provided knowledge on how to become quicker and more efficient at recognizing the problem in an electrical...

    Jim Ellis, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • "The course was well presented and the instructor Ed Rideout gave good explanations and answers to the questions asked. He taught us how to look at problems in a different way and showed us other troubleshooting methods."

    Chris Osmond, Suncor
  • “Everything was great; this course will help me very much to troubleshoot better.”

    Kent Pilon, City of Ottawa
  • "This course will pay for itself the first time a critical motor is down. If it saves one hour of downtime that is $100,000.00"

    Patrick Kachur, Electrician, Syncrude Canada
  • “Very good course. I would recommend to my coworkers if they felt they needed to improve their troubleshooting skills, or develop proper skills. This course will take them to where they would want to be. This course had given me valuable skills and knowledge to make my job as a maintenance electrician...

    Kevin Smerek, Cameco
  • This course was really good. The labs got everyone thinking and gave us a different method of troubleshooting. The laptop simulater were very good. The AC labs were well built and very useful for testing and finding faults. This course is very hands on which is great.

    Chris Burt, International Paper
  • I really enjoyed how hands-on this course was. This course gave me more confidence for the next time I need to troubleshoot something.

    Nick Thomas, Department of National Defense
  • The course would be highly beneficial to electricians, whether they are brand new or have been in the trade for years.

    Matthew Storkson, Resolute Forest Products
  • This course was excellent, with relevant and relatable issues to troubleshoot. I highly recommend this course.

    Jordana Peaks, Syncrude
  • “The instructor is very patient and knowledgeable, offered assistance and gave time to help me understand the task at hand.”

    Bob Young, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
  • "This course is an excellent tool for anyone who will be doing troubleshooting on equipment or a plant."

    Sean Callahan, Suncor
  • “This course helps to improve troubleshooting skills by starting with the basics. Shows the importance of documentation for helping you and your coworkers. By planning your testing, you will be more efficient. Course was thorough and well instructed. The instructor made sure everyone was at the same...

    David Brown, Barrick – Williams Operating Corporation
  • “This course helps to show how to focus on the problem and how to narrow down where in your circuit the fault is. The instructor was helpful in showing how to prove you have located the fault through testing. This will be helpful in my work on board HMC ships and submarines.”

    Liam Muldoon, Department of National Defense
  • “I found the method of troubleshooting presented to be very helpful in solving the problems during the course. After 2 days the time to solve each problem was reduced significantly. I will try to apply this method with similar problems on the job. I found the day 5 troubleshooting board to be most...

    Jeff Shewan, Skookumchuck Pulp Group
  • "The course was effective at teaching the importance of proper documentation of problems and how to narrow down a problem area."

    Mike Gallant, Irving Tissue
  • “This is an excellent course for giving troubleshooting procedure. Shows how to breakdown and analyze a problem so with minimal tests you are able to find the problem. The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was very knowledgeable and has extensive knowledge in the troubleshooting and electrical systems. Recommended...

    Tyler Dobbie, Department of National Defence
  • “The instructor Ed Rideout, presented the course content in a clear efficient manner. New troubleshooting techniques were well presented and received. By the end of the course I had noticed overall improvement in circuit troubleshooting ability.”

    Brent Green, Newfoundland Power
  • "Thought the course was very informative. It taught extra ways of thinking to use for problems. The instructor, Ed Rideout was very experienced and showed poise when asked to go over/show different ways of explaining a problem to the class."

    Alex McKee, Suncor Energy
  • "I believe this course will help decrease downtime if we document, analyze and have a plan before we start arc testing."

    Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
  • This course is very beneficial. Dave is a very good instructor. He shows a lot of knowledge and patience. The labs are very good. The course was well put together, organized and efficient.

    Marris Romaniuk, Syncrude
  • “The course was very effectively laid out and the use of the training aids made the course much easier to stay engaged. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to steer you in the proper direction without making you feel stupid. Excellent course overall.”

    Stuart Yemen, City of Ottawa
  • "Although I experience many similar troubleshooting scenarios at work, this course helped develop the proper way. Planning, diagrams, a proper course of action that could help me be more effective in the field."

    Dustin Yarosh, Imperial Oil Ltd.
  • “The course was an extremely valuable tool to any electrician. Experienced troubleshooters can refine existing skills and less-experienced will gain knowledge that isn't the overly obvious unless taught.”

    Mason Richard, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • This course helped me slow down my thinking and be a little more efficient in my testing.

    Ryan Krulitski, GCT Deltaport
Day 1
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 2
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 3
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 4
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm
Day 5
Start Time, Introduction 08:00 - 10:00 am
Morning Break 10:00 - 10:15 am
Class Time 10:15 - 12:00 pm
Lunch Time 12:00 - 01:00 pm
Class Time, Followed by Afternoon Break 01:00 - 03:00 pm
Class time, End Time 03:15 - 04:30 pm

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