Biography

Dave Smith has been an Industrial Maintenance Electrician since 1975. He has taught maintenance, troubleshooting and safety courses to thousands of electricians in mines, mills, refineries, factories, plants, power stations and offshore platforms throughout North America and the Middle East. Dave is a hands-on guy and teaches from a field perspective with his intended audience being his utmost concern. He knows electrical systems and knows exactly what you face every day. Dave founded Canada Training Group in 1980, back when electrical safety training was unfashionable and Canadian industry was generally uninformed to the need of trade specific safety and technical training. Since then Dave has assembled a superb group of multi-disciplined instructors. From advanced troubleshooting and industrial leadership to programmable logic controllers and crane inspection, maintenance and operation we have someone to fit your needs.

Testimonials

  • Jeff Simmons, Syncrude Canada
    "Dave did a good job during the presentation, stopping to talk about each area of discussion to make sure we understood everything."
  • Lee Kocyba, Akita Drilling
    “Dave was a very good instructor with his knowledge on electrical and how to apply it with common occurrences that you may have on the rig.”
  • Teghan Hume, Canrig
    The instructor was well spoken and had a great deal of knowledge, he was eager to share. Promoted safe work excellently. The course was very informative. It made you stop and re-evaluate work habits you might not have considered before.
  • Greg Baun, Akita Drilling
    "The instructor, Dave Smith was clear and covered a lot of information in the 4 days. He is very knowledgeable and really knows is stuff."
  • Bob MacGregor, BC Hydro
    "Excellent instructor, one of the best."
  • Jody Payne, Canrig
    "I was impressed by the instructor, Dave's straight forward "down to earth" teaching style. He was able to keep the room attentive and involved. The training is essential for any employee working with or around any electrical equipment."
  • Will J, Ainsworth
    "Good instruction Dave. Candid conversations kept the day awake and interesting. Touching on more than just arc flash but electrical safety."
  • Matt Legge, Syncrude Canada
    Dave is very knowledgeable. He has interesting stories and gets the information through to you very easily.
  • Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
    "I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
  • Abdullahi Ali, Syncrude Canada
    "Dave is very experienced, interesting, friendly and most of all a very engaging instructor."
  • Paul Ratte, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
    "Dave has excellent presentation skills, and engages the student with questions and personal experience."
  • Lloyd Johnson, City of Lloydminster
    "I found the instructor, Dave Smith very informative and knowledgeable about the subject matter. He used greater visual and verbal examples explaining the course material."
  • Blaine Larson, Husky Energy
    "Dave is easy to understand and can take the heckling from guys trying to argue. Very knowledgeable about the curriculum and technical aspects of CSA Z462."
  • Blaine Larson, Husky Energy
    "Dave is easy to understand and can take the heckling from guys trying to argue. Very knowledgeable about the curriculum and technical aspects of CSA Z462."
  • Matt Skopyk, Agrium
    "By far the best speaker/instructor for a training course at VPO. Dave kept the class engaged at all times and gave us a very informative session."

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