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

  • Louzan Cochrane, Syncrude Canada
    "Terry was well based in electrical knowledge. He was very good at explaining the course content."
  • Sigmond Bush, Liberty Machinery Testing
    “Terry was very descriptive, clear on the content and great at answering questions.”
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Karalee Krekoski, Syncrude Canada Ltd.
    “Terry Yonkheym is knowledgeable, personable and well spoken. It was a pleasure to be in his class.”
  • 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."
  • 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.”
  • 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. ”
  • 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."

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