Biography

Ed Rideout has been involved with the electrical field in many ways for nearly 35 years. His electrical experience started when he was just out of vocational school and was hired as the sole electrician at a local fish plant in charge of six fishing trawlers, a power house and a fish plant facility. In 1975 Ed went on to work with Nova Scotia Power, first as an apprentice electrician in a generating station, then as a journeyman electrician and then he went on in 1985 to become the leading electrician.

By 1999 he had become supervisor over the electrical department and a year later became supervisor over the entire maintenance department, where he worked until his retirement in 2008. Ed is very knowledgeable about Medium Voltage Switchgear and having run a small business and supervising an Electrical Maintenance Group gives him a better understanding of our client’s needs.

Testimonials

  • Eric Feader, TransGas
    “Ed is a very knowledgeable instructor with a wealth of troubleshooting experience. He kept everyone on task throughout the week to make sure all of the information was covered. It was nice to be challenged on some of the lab work and should prove valuable when I return to work.”
  • Don Hetherington, Fredericton International Airport
    “Ed was concise and took the time to answer questions.”
  • Steven Clarke, Halifax International Airport Authority
    “Ed was very informative and knowledgeable on what he teaches. His own personal experience and encounters make the material become more of a reality.”
  • Bruce Barrett, Lynk Electric
    "Instructor was very clear and professional about his job and explained course details very well. Ed took the time to go over the details and showed lots of interesting videos."
  • Reid Davis, Suncor
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and is able to sit one on one to instruct those having problems. He is also able to explain in a way that makes things easier to understand."
  • Philip Newman, Syncrude Canada
    “Ed was very knowledgeable in electrical. He was well spoken, friendly and enjoyable. The power point was good. I would be interested in more courses with Mr. Rideout.”
  • Brad Rogers, Enbridge Pipelines
    “I'm very pleased with Ed and the way he delivers the content. I do better when I have minimal class instruction and more hands on and this course really fit the bill in this respect. The labs were laid out quite well and were relevant to the content as well. I would recommend this course to any electrician...
  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach. Kept the course interesting, keep up the good work. Ed needs a raise.”
  • David Workun, Syncrude Canada
    "Poor knowledge of great hockey teams:) However, great knowledge of electricity and very fine tuned method of relaying that knowledge."
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    “The instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable in test equipment, great life experience in all types of test equipment. He is respectful of students and patient.” Ray Vinish, Mosaic Esterhazy
  • Craig Speed, DND
    “I found Ed very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable in this course. This course really got me thinking and organizing my thoughts and procedures in a logical manner. It really amazed me at how much quicker I was at troubleshooting the labs at the end of the course. I will recommend this course...
  • Bryce Balciunas, Mosaic Potash
    “I thought Ed did a very good job explaining the course. He was very knowledgeable on what he was teaching us and answered any questions we had. The course had a good breakdown of theory in the classroom and hands on in the trailer.”
  • Dave Robinson, Mosaic Esterhazy
    “The instructor, Ed Rideout is very good, easy to talk to and approach. He is very willing to help and spend extra time with any questions.”
  • Josh Whalen, Department of National Defence
    “Ed is a great instructor; his experience in the trade is a great asset to young electricians such as myself.”
  • Jamie Ingjaldson, Mosaic Potash
    “Ed was a very good instructor and used his work experience/knowledge very well to help communicate material.”

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