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

  • 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...
  • Doug de la Nuez, Ridley Terminals Inc.
    “Very informative course. Just the right about of fear instilled. Terry is a very good instructor who explains clearly, consciously. He is interested in the material and as a result he is enthusiastic and genuinely interested in you learning the material. Very good course and well taught. Thanks.”
  • 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 Wolfmueller, CO-OP Refinery Complex
    “Terry does a nice job in a polite and consistent manner. His sense of humor was evident all week. As an instructor he gets his point across.”
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."
  • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
    “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”
  • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
  • Alain Charron, Syncrude Canada Ltd
    “Dear Dave Smith, Terry is an excellent instructor and is very knowledgeable. Please give him a raise! Great course! Thanks”
  • 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...
  • Mark Rasmussen, Sherritt Coal Poplar River Mine
    "Terry is a very good teacher and obviously very experienced in troubleshooting techniques."
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Mark Clouthier, Ridley Terminals Inc.
    “I found Terry very informative on course information. Kept me interested to want to listen. Questions, he had answers for. Excellent instructor.”

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