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

  • Jason Dalton, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
    "Used personal experience very well to get key points across. Related very well to students and was there for help whenever needed"
  • 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. ”
  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • 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.”
  • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."
  • Mark Rasmussen, Sherritt Coal Poplar River Mine
    "Terry is a very good teacher and obviously very experienced in troubleshooting techniques."
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."
  • Bert Cunningham, TransCanada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym had the knowledge and expertise. His delivery was excellent."
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his 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.”
  • Barry Mills, City of Ottawa
    “Terry was knowledgeable. The course was at a nice steady pace. Terry explained each lab very clearly and it was very hands-on.”
  • 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.”
  • Krystal Swimmer, Shell
    “Terry was straight to the point. I found her course difficult, but that's why I'm here. My coworkers recommended the course to me and I will also recommend it to others. I think Terry has tons of knowledge and I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn some tips from him. Thank you, Terry.”
  • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
  • Aaron Mohl, Ranger Board
    “Terry was extremely personable as well as knowledgeable. His ability to tailor the faults to the pre-existing skill levels of students, as well as how we progressed, kept things challenging.”

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