Biography

Terry Yonkheym brings over 59 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

  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • 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...
  • Dean Culbertson, CO-OP Refinery Complex
    “Terry is very knowledgeable and has patience while troubleshooting boards. The boards are set up very well and makes you really think through problems. The order of all information given is very good. Didn't care for the electronics part of the course but it makes you think about the problems.”
  • Adam Lord, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is a man with many years in the industry, with such an obvious faith in what he is teaching. He is the right man for the job."
  • Ben Jansen, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “I found the instructor, Terry Yonkheym to be very knowledgeable in the trade and explained everything very clearly.”
  • Wade Peters, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry is very knowledgeable and experienced in his trade. He is approachable and non-judgmental and breaks down any issues you may have to simplify it for you to understand. Highly recommended.”
  • 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."
  • Aaron Staudinger, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry was a great instructor. He was able to make this course interesting and make the day go by. He was very patient and also had alot of experience in the electrical industry. It was good that he made us try to solve the issue and when we had a hard time with a fault he was able to explain what we...
  • Dana Hawryliw, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry was very knowledgeable and lots of experience. He was able to give detailed examples of applications. Terry kept things interesting and upbeat, everyone got involved in discussions. A+”
  • Chris Fiddler, Shell
    “Terry was very effective with the method of teaching. He would help me focus without giving me any of the answers, which helped me feel successful when I completed a challenge. The course gave me many tools and a system for trouble shooting. I think this was a perfect time in my career for this training...
  • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
    “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
  • Geeta Nagpal, Syncrude Canada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym is highly experienced and knowledgeable."
  • Brent Bryksa, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “This guy Terry knows his stuff. I really enjoyed this course with this instructor. I would like to take any other courses with this man. He makes the information simple and easy to understand. He also made me very aware. ”
  • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
  • 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.”

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