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.
Bob MacGregor, BC Hydro
"Excellent instructor, one of the best."
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."
Paul Ratte, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
"Dave has excellent presentation skills, and engages the student with questions and personal experience."
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.”
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."
Matt Legge, Syncrude Canada
Dave is very knowledgeable. He has interesting stories and gets the information through to you very easily.
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.
Will J, Ainsworth
"Good instruction Dave. Candid conversations kept the day awake and interesting. Touching on more than just arc flash but electrical safety."
Carla Young, Syncrude Canada
"Very relaxed, informative and funny. Great instructor!!"
Fabian Levesque, Syncrude Canada
"Dave was very informative. He definitely knows his trade and has lots of experience and examples based on real life experiences."
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."
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."
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."
Taylor Lush, Syncrude Canada
"I thought Dave did a very good job of presenting the course material. He was also very thorough."
John Newman, Syncrude Canada
"Dave is very well versed in all aspects of the electrical field."