Electrician & Electrical Instructor
My educational background is very trades centric. I started a high school co-op in the early eighties and spent six years obtaining an Automotive Machinists’ licence. I then started an Electrical Construction and Maintenance apprenticeship. I successfully completed the academic portion of the apprenticeship at Durham College and became a C+M Inter-provincial licensed Electrician in 1998. During working as an Electrician, I have completed numerous continuous learning programs such as; Arc Welding, PLC programming, Automation Technology, Teaching and Training Adults and a Masters Electrician Course. I became a licensed Master Electrician in 2007.
Working in the trades has been exciting. I have worked in the construction, industrial and institutional sector. I have also spent considerable time working in the automation and controls sector. In 2007 I started an electrical business (Burton Electro technical Inc.). The business focus is primarily industrial controls, installations and troubleshooting. The business also builds electrical training equipment for learning institutions and private companies. Burton Electro Technical Inc. has customers throughout Canada and the United Sates. In addition to working in the Electrical industry I have been instructing part time since 2005 at Georgian College in the Electrical Apprenticeship program.
While working in the Electrical Industry, I have travelled to the United States, Mexico, Japan, throughout Central Ontario and British Columbia.
I am instructing electrical apprenticeship programs part time at the Georgian College Skilled Trades center in Midland, ON. I am also operating Burton Electro Technical Inc.
I enjoy hiking, kayaking, travelling and spending as much time outdoors as possible. I also enjoy strumming my guitar and playing music with my wife and others when we can find the time!