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

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
  • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • Peter Pavich, Weyerhaeuser Canada
    “Terry did an excellent job of guiding us through new concepts.”
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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...
  • Teuvo Tuohimaa, Technical Director, General Electric
    "Excellent Presentation"
  • 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."
  • Geeta Nagpal, Syncrude Canada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym is highly experienced and knowledgeable."
  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • 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.”
  • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."

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