Biography

Terry Yonkheym brings over 59 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

  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • Fergal Farrelly, PTI
    "Terry is a very good instructor and has a wealth of knowledge as a tradesman."
  • 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...
  • Wade Peters, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry is very knowledgeable and experienced in his trade. He is approachable and non-judgmental and breaks down any issues you may have to simplify it for you to understand. Highly recommended.”
  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • Steven Crane, Substation Electrician, Newfoundland Power
    "Very informative about troubleshooting, I learned a great deal from him"
  • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
  • 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.”
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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."
  • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."
  • Dean Culbertson, CO-OP Refinery Complex
    “Terry is very knowledgeable and has patience while troubleshooting boards. The boards are set up very well and makes you really think through problems. The order of all information given is very good. Didn't care for the electronics part of the course but it makes you think about the problems.”

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