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

  • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
    “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Louzan Cochrane, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry was well based in electrical knowledge. He was very good at explaining the course content."
  • 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.”
  • Bert Cunningham, TransCanada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym had the knowledge and expertise. His delivery was excellent."
  • 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."
  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • Jason, Syncrude
    “I found Terry very knowledgeable with both course and troubleshooting in general. He was not too serious. I believe you would be hard pressed to find anyone better to teach this course.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Kelly Clarke, TransCanada
    "Terry is very knowledgeable in his field. He provided very good insights and personal experiences to the course. It was a real eye opener to see the personal injury and fatality case studies."
  • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
    “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”

Expertise

info@canada-training-group.ca