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

  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Ben Jansen, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “I found the instructor, Terry Yonkheym to be very knowledgeable in the trade and explained everything very clearly.”
  • 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.”
  • Geeta Nagpal, Syncrude Canada
    "The instructor, Terry Yonkheym is highly experienced and knowledgeable."
  • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
    “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering 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.”
  • Ryan Kozubski, Nabors Drilling
    "I really appreciated the instructor, Terry Yonkheym, his experience and patience made this course very enjoyable."
  • Krystal Swimmer, Shell
    “Terry was straight to the point. I found her course difficult, but that's why I'm here. My coworkers recommended the course to me and I will also recommend it to others. I think Terry has tons of knowledge and I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn some tips from him. Thank you, Terry.”
  • Nikitas Alexopoulos, Syncrude Canada
    "Excellent, Terry did a great job in having us understand the troubleshooting breakdown."
  • Adam Lord, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry is a man with many years in the industry, with such an obvious faith in what he is teaching. He is the right man for the job."
  • 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.”
  • Andrew MacGillivray, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry is very experienced and extremely skilled technician, but I don't have to tell you this. 10 out of 10 for the instructor. Very patient, very knowledgeable about a very wide range of equipment. He was able to unlearn bad habits and teach new, proper techniques to a less than experienced class...
  • 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.”

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