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.


  • Robert Jewett, Suncor
    "Excellent job, very thorough. Instructor, Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable with a strong background. A major benefit for us in the workplace."
  • Dan Rogers, Newfoundland Power
    “I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It had lots of hands on exercises, which is the best way to learn. Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and obviously had a ton of practical experience. Great instructor!”
  • Paul Berriault, Mosaic Esterhazy
    “Ed was very knowledgeable and easy to approach, he kept the class interesting. Keep up the good work, Ed needs a raise.”
  • Joseph (Greg) Roland, Saipem Canada
    "I found the instructor; Ed Rideout to be very well versed in what he is striving to teach us. He is open and straight forward to questions asked and makes me feel "at ease" when asking them. He obviously knows this course and his electrical business."
  • Conrad Young, Deer Lake Power
    "Ed Rideout is quite knowledgeable and knew the trade, be it line work, electrical or electronic."
  • Sean Callahan, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was very knowledgeable and easy to get along with."
  • Rob Clellend, Department of National Defence
    “The instructor showed a great knowledge of the subject matter. And thorough experience in the industry, was able to answer all questions and promote class discussions.”
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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
  • Brian Hook, Enbridge Pipelines
    “This course was excellent. It showed various testing methods, and Ed reviewed the results to help us better understand what we were doing. It was good to have all the test equipment separated into 4 work stations with a discussion area so everyone can be involved. I felt comfortable in the course...
  • 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.”
  • Brent Blackmore, TransCanada Pipelines
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout knew his stuff and presented it in a well-organized way, with many examples. The shock value of the course was very eye opening."
  • Martin Stevens, Suncor
    "The instructor, Ed Rideout was one of the better instructors I have ever had. He made a lot of the material less boring with his sense of humor."
  • Sinath Chheav, Littlefuse Startco
    "I thought the instructor, Ed Rideout, was very good in explaining and answering all of our questions. He was clear and knew what he was talking about."
  • Bob MacMillan, Rolls - Royce Limited
    "Ed Rideout is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He communicates the subject matter clearly and has many personal experiences to get his point across and makes it interesting."
  • John Gazzola, Lynk Electric
    "I thought the instructor was very good. He had an excellent understanding of the subject matter. And was very open to taking questions and gave good answers. Very good course."