Biography

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 an Industrial Electrician's license. Terry's responsibilities included maintaining transformer station equipment from 6 volts DC to 230,000-volt transformers, through jet engine driven generator units and commissioning equipment for thermal generation plant switchyards, to additional training at the Nuclear Training Centre (Chalk River) on industrial electronics. Terry spent 20 years working with the training department in Orangeville, Ontario, accepting increasing responsibilities until retirement as a training officer. His role included the design, development and delivery of training programs to electrical apprentices and journeyperson electricians. Two of his outstanding achievements include the complete development and delivery of Electrical Troubleshooting and Industrial Electronics, which are both still offered today by Ontario Hydro.

Testimonials

  • Jeff S, Co-Op Refinery Complex
    “Terry did a great job at giving helpful hints when needed to be pointed in the right area. He was very knowledgeable.”
  • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
  • Matt Thompson, DMI Peace River Pulp
    "Terry Yonkheym had a clear understanding and a wealth of knowledge on the subject matter. He managed the time well and covered the information clearly and thoroughly."
  • Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
    "Very informative about troubleshooting, I learned a great deal from him"
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."
  • Mark Rasmussen, Sherritt Coal Poplar River Mine
    "Terry is a very good teacher and obviously very experienced in troubleshooting techniques."
  • 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."
  • Christopher Young, Long Lake Hydro Inc.
    “I thought Terry was very helpful and made the course, Arc Flash Low Voltage Safety easy to understand. His many years of experience teaching helped with making the course enjoyable. He also took the time to explain things to people less experienced in this background.”
  • Carey Barnett, Cargill
    "Terry was very knowledgeable in the material covered. His experience and knowledge was evident throughout. The Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety course was very enlightening and should be made accessible to all members of the electrical instrumentation departments."
  • 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."
  • Brandon Hunt, Syncrude
    “Terry was extremely knowledgeable of how the complex electrical systems worked. He was also very knowledgeable of how to troubleshoot a system in very few tests. Also he was very helpful in every question that was asked in the classroom. The course would definitely benefit to any co-worker physically...
  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • 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...
  • David Payjack, Ridley Terminals Inc.
    “I found Terry to be an excellent instructor with a vast about of knowledge and experience. I would like to see a version of this course offered to our fellow trades and also the managers so that they have an idea of the dangers we face on a regular basis.”
  • 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.”

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