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

  • 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.”
  • 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...
  • Chris Guze, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry is knowledgeable and easy to understand.”
  • Brent Bryksa, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “This guy Terry knows his stuff. I really enjoyed this course with this instructor. I would like to take any other courses with this man. He makes the information simple and easy to understand. He also made me very aware. ”
  • Geeta Nagpal, Syncrude Canada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym is highly experienced and knowledgeable."
  • Mark Rasmussen, Sherritt Coal Poplar River Mine
    "Terry is a very good teacher and obviously very experienced in troubleshooting techniques."
  • 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."
  • Steven Neggers, PTI Camp Install
    "Instructor knowledge was excellent. His experiences further helped to understand course material."
  • 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"
  • Anthony Moore, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is knowledgeable and clear speaking. He is very approachable with questions."
  • Duane McDonald, Ontario Power Generation
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym was knowledgeable and performed very well in his function. He was very easy going and interesting. Terry is an asset to Canada Training Group."
  • 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...
  • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
  • Kelly Clarke, TransCanada
    "Terry is very knowledgeable in his field. He provided very good insights and personal experiences to the course. It was a real eye opener to see the personal injury and fatality case studies."
  • 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.”

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