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

  • 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.”
  • Derek Bruce, Ainsworth Engineered
    “Terry has excellent working knowledge of troubleshooting steps. He challenges you to find answers and conveys information step by step.”
  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • 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.”
  • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
  • 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”
  • 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.”
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.”

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