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

  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
    "Very informative about troubleshooting, I learned a great deal from him"
  • 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”
  • Louzan Cochrane, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry was well based in electrical knowledge. He was very good at explaining the course content."
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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...

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