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What Canadian Trainco Does

In the next year, Canadian Trainco will conduct in excess of 2,000 training seminars on over 20 primary maintenance topics in more than 125 major cities nationwide. While trying to figure out what to put on this web page that conveys all we want to say about our programs, we discovered that our students could probably do a better job of telling you about our company than us. So here’s just a small sampling of what they have to say about our training.

Canadian Trainco is….

High Quality

"One of the best courses I have attended…over the last 25 years."

Gary Danielson – Stationary Engineer - California Department
of Corrections

"The best seminar I have ever been to."

Tom Strotman - Park Maintenance - City of Midwest City

"… much better than the (competitors) class I took."

Ronald Sharpnack - Equipment Maintenance Elect. - Subase
Bangor – U.S. Navy

"… best course I have taken. Great hands on."

David Landry - Maintenance Mechanic - Silpro Corp

"Don’t know how the class could be any better."

Mark McClannon – Maintenance Supervisor – Miller Desk

"…will recommend to my colleagues"

Mike Tseng – Engineer – King County DNR/WTD

"…best we’ve ever had… positive comments from all my men…Thank you."

David Young - University of Northern Texas

"I don’t think (your seminar) can be any better than it already is."

Kirk P. Cryer - Electrical Dept. Supervisor - Southeastern
Water and Sewer Co.

"I highly recommend this course to others."

Jack Robinson – Maintenance Technician II - Smurfit Stone


"… the most practical course I have ever taken…this seminar was

Jim Monteith - Director Of Maintenance - Govham House

"Excellent practical knowledge. I would highly recommend to others."

Kshamip Soni - Project Engineer - Watson Laboratories

"… an eye opening, practical, real world experience."

Michael Redig - Office/Field Engineer - The Covello Group, Inc

"Practical application for my regular daily work"

Bart Taylor – M/O Manager – Soulsbyville School

"…clear…incredible instructor, excellent hands on, real and practical."

Aineah Ayekha - Maintenance Technician - Valvue Sewer District

"…looking forward to putting my newly learned knowledge to practical

Joe Peters – Pipefitter - Madioah Army Medical Center

"It’s the most practical seminar I’ve been to … very comprehensive."

Donovan Goble – HVACR - Ashland, Inc.

Real World

"Learned to apply … to real life situations"

Michael Taylor – Elec/Instr Tech – LaFourche Sugars

"Lot’s of real world experience kept the class interesting."

Scott Tennant – Drafting Tech – Corhart Refractories

"Equipment used was real world."

Sal Santangelo - Facility Manager – Bodycotte

"…great discussions of real on the job type situations."

Daniel Williams - Maintenance Supervisor - Mount Hermon Assoc.

"…will help me in my real day-to-day operations…excellent course…great

Robin Curry - EG&G Technical Services

"The "real world" experience…was #1."

Gil Escalera - Electronic Technician - Metropolitan Water

"…instructor has lots of (real world) experience – I wish I had this
training 25 years ago. I’m still taking notes!"

Jim Chesley - Power Plant Operator - Benton PUD

Easy to Understand

"Clear and concise…"

Luis Medina – Systems Engineer – Covance Laboratories

"…easy to understand…"

Ted Huyett – Mgr. EH&S – PPG Industries

"Explained with good examples and exercises."

Adam Ransick – Test Engineer – Rolls Royce

"…easy to understand – who said old dogs can’t learn new tricks?"

Hayden Walker – Pipefitter - VA Medical Center

"…clear and informative…"

James Bordelon – Mechanic - International Matex Tank Terminals

"… easy to understand, answered all questions."

Robert Voudry - Mechanical Technician - Tyco Healthcare

"…very clear and precise, not over our heads."

David Daniels - Maintenance Supervisor - Hunting Oilfield

"…a true learning experience."

Marty King - Engineer / Boiler Op. - St. Anthony Medical


"Left with "zero" questions…answered them all. I strongly recommend!"

Lorenzo Razo – Journeyman Electrician - Hill AFB

"Large volumes of information in an understandable manner"

Kelly Thomas – Electrician – Western Air Defense Sector,
McCord AFB

"… a wealth of new knowledge."

Richard D. Phillips – Facility Electrician - Delphi Delco

" All question answered… great depth of information. Time and money well

Robert L. Ecklund - Process tech. - Essilor Of America

"All aspects were well covered. I am a happy camper."

Ron Diede - Maintenance Tech. - Northern OR Regional
Correctional Facility

"… explained everything very thoroughly."

Andrew Budzik - Maintenance– Smurfit Stone Container

"…learned everything I wanted to know."

Ian Derstler – Maintenance – Nichia American

"Comprehensive, complete. I’ll be back!"

Paul J. Lorona - Electronics Tech. II - Metropolitan Water
Dist. of So. CA


"…learned more in 2 days than I thought possible – great stuff."

Glen Robey - Sr. Facilities Analyst - Verizon Wireless

"…learned more in 2 days than in a week (of other training courses),
very good class."

Sherwin R Kendall – Maintenance – Weyerhaeuser

"…learned more from this class than from 4 years of experience!"

Peter F. Scott - Maintenance Tech. - B/E Aerospace

"…learned more in 2 days than I realized possible"

Jan Holloway - Director, Buildings and Grounds - Finger Lakes

"…learned more in (this) 2 day class than a week of on the job

Ondre Schoensee - Grounds Keeper - Oswego School District

"…learned much more than I expected for a short (2 day) class…well worth
coming to."

Ray Giles - Journeyman Electrician - Dallas Water Utilities

Instructor Excellence

"Instructor (is) best I’ve ever seen."

Randy Bennett - Maintenance Tech II – COBB Energy

"…instructor has tremendous experience"

Jeff Healy – Lead Tech – Anne Arundel County Public Schools

"Great instructor!"

David Zachary – Puget Sound Energy

"… a natural teacher … not a minute was wasted."

Michelle LeMoine - Sr. Marketing Rep. - United Illuminating

"Good instruction … excellent instructor!"

Callie Cain – Maint. Associate – NGK Spark Plugs

"… knowledgeable and entertaining."

Gail Hochhalter - Project Manager - Multnomah County

"…outstanding speaker…"

Marty King - Engineer / Boiler Op. - St. Anthony Medical

"Instructor easily answer(ed) all questions, very current knowledge

Mark Livsey - Environmental Scientist - ATC Associates

"… instructor showed a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge. Excellent!"

Tom McNeal - Plant Operator – GBRA

"Instructor could not have been any better. Best I have (seen). Thank

Max Baker – Electrician - MSD Columbia

Unique & Lively

"…interesting and fun!"

Dan Drohan – Plant Operator - Winter Park Water & Sanitation

"Excellent class and very unique!"

Chuck Kvenvold – Maint. Mechanic – The Dannon Company


James Sanchez – Electrician – IC&R

"No sleeping in this class!"

Tom Onuschak – Eastwood Printing

"..a pleasure to learn…Thank you."

Wayne R. Morrissette – Maintenance - Z-Tech

"I appreciate the fact that you are not pushing any products – just

Terry Blackwell - Maintenance Tech. Support - Clackamas County

"Took the mystery out of (electricity) for me. Excellent."

Jay Jansen - Maintenance Technician - Precor Inc.

"… fun and informative."

Jim Iler - Maintenance Supervisor - ComSource Oklahoma

"…passionate teaching…"

Rene Erickson – Electrical Supervisor – City of Burbank Water
& Power

"… straightforward and no bull …"

Glen A. Butler – SPS – FPLE

Concern for Safety

"… could save my life and others."

John Violette - Mechanic / Boiler Operator - Hollingsworth and

"A new world has opened up, and I have learned how to do it safely."

Jeffrey Zamacona - Maintenance Technician - Sausalito- Marin
City Sanitary District

"…learned there are no shortcuts when working with electricity."

Nike Ramirez – Sr. Facilities Engineer – Spirent

"Major wake-up!"

Randy Schmidt – Plant Operator II – CWW

"… (gained) a sense of confidence I didn’t have when I came in."

Philip Walko – Operator - Northern Westchester Joint Water

"We’ve had some very specific troubles that I now feel confident about

Hank Agostini - HVACR - Cuesta College

Career Enhancing

"…class really opened up my mind."

Benny Guzman - Eastern NM University

"I needed this training 25 years ago. I wish my sons could have this
training early in their lives."

Jim Chesley - Power Plant Manager - Benton PUD

"…helped address a … problem …(that) will more than pay for the cost of
the course."

Keith Engel - Maintenance Manager - Ross Management Group

"… my troubleshooting abilities have reached a new level, along with my

Jim Meyer - HVAC Technician - City of Des Moines W.R.F.

"You have given me the ambition to finally take my masters licensing

Ed Halavick - Electrical Engineer Designer - FKI Logistex

"… can’t wait to apply (what I have learned) in the real world."

Keenen Howell - Plant Operator – Marriott

For all Levels of Students

"… invaluable, whether an apprentice or journeyman electrician."

Fabio A. Mancia, Jr. – Electrician - Oceanside Unified School

"A great refresher with some new material too!"

Vincent Iglesias – Power Plant Maintenance – McCord AFB

"A+…everybody should come."

Gordon Hemphill, Jr. - P.M. Electrical - Storm Ruger

"Would recommend to all, even electricians."

Michael Redig - Office/Field Engineer - The Covello Group, Inc

"Excellent course for a new person or older trades person… a great
refresher. Helped me!"

Steve Gray – Electrician - Furman University

"I would like to see my supervisors attend."

Ted Ingledoe – Maintenance - Quaker City Casting Inc.

"… explain(ed) things in a common way … for all levels to understand."

David Smigelski - Sr Maintenance Technician - Cooper Standard

Who We Are

Canadian Trainco was founded upon the experience of industry veterans. John Schuster (President and CEO) and Dan Sciantarelli (Vice-President of Sales) have over 35 years combined experience in bringing quality education to the maintenance worker. Since our inception in July of 2002, Canadian Trainco has received a host of other industry veterans who, like our founders, grew up in competitor companies only to be ousted by corporate buyouts or economic stress. As a result, we have collected a kind of "all-star" team, able to provide our clients and customers with the highest and most consistent quality training available.

The founding principle of our company is simple...Train our students as if they were our employees, in the practical skills that will help them in their job today!

That’s Real World training…for Real World Needs!



If you're not yet sure you'll be able to attend a seminar, you can still make a reservation to hold your space in class. While payment is due prior to the start of the seminar, you may choose a full refund or credit for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. Student substitutions can also be freely made at any time prior to the start of the seminar. Refunds will not be issued for registered attendees who fail to show up and have not given a notice of cancellation.

In the rare event that should you not receive the expected value after attending our seminar, simply notify us in writing of your reasons and your money will be promptly refunded.


Unlike some training experiences, you won't get a sales presentation at an American Trainco seminar - all you get is an honest, commercially unbiased education. We do not engage in the practice of selling or promoting any other company's products or services, so you know that by attending one of our seminars, your time and money is well spent.


7:30 am - Registration
8:00 am - Class begins
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
4:30 pm - Class ends