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

  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
    “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
  • 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."
  • Geeta Nagpal, Syncrude Canada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym is highly experienced and knowledgeable."
  • 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."
  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."

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