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

  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • Louzan Cochrane, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry was well based in electrical knowledge. He was very good at explaining the course content."
  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • Brayden Yundt, Inter Pipeline Fund
    “Terry was very professional in his presentation and was able to provide a good amount of insight from his own work experience and situations he has encountered through other courses and students.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
    “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • 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”
  • 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...

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