About Us

Cole Training and Operations is a part of the Cole Engineering Group Ltd.

Instructors

  • Bob Turnbull (Toby) - Senior Training Specialist
  • Kelly Stewart - Senior Training Specialist
  • Larry Dixon - Senior Training Specialist
  • Roger Drake - Senior Training Specialist
  • Scott Ward - Senior Training Specialist
  • Ted Czuba - Senior Training Specialist
  • Terry Hockley - Senior Training Specialist
  • Tim Toole - Senior Training Specialist
    • Bob Turnbull (Toby) - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Bob has over 35 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He has worked with wells and all parts of the distribution system. He also has considerable experience with wastewater collection systems. His areas of specialization include water distribution systems, municipal operations and maintenance. He has delivered classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. 2018 marks Bob's seventh year with Cole Training.

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 2

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Acts and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Chemical Safety & WHMIS Refresher
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water and Wastewater Operations
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Repairs
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Policy & Procedures Implementation
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment & Supply All Levels
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Log Book Writing
      • New Watermain Installation
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Pumps & Hydraulics
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations
      • Trenching and Excavating
      • WHMIS

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution Valve/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Maintenance
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching & Excavating

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      Kelly Stewart - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Kelly has over 30 years of experience in both areas of the water and wastewater industry. He has a wide variety of experience working for the Correctional Service Canada, Ontario Clean Water Agency and retiring this year from Operations as Supervisor of Water Treatment for the City of Belleville. Prior to coming into this field, he has also worked as an engineer in the private sector. He has considerable experience in groundwater, wells, lagoons and water and wastewater treatment in all 3 levels of government. He is proud to be a part of the team responsible for reviewing the “Operator Need to Know” Guide for Water Treatment for the Province of Ontario. He has delivered specialized training for the key officials investigating the Walkerton tragedy. We are pleased to have Kelly as part of our team committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. We welcome Kelly to the Cole team as he enters a new and exciting chapter of his life as a Senior Training Specialist. 


      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 4
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 3

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Activated Sludge
      • Algae Cyanobacteria Enumeration
      • Back to Basics
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Basic Wastewater Treatment
      • Chlorine Disinfection-Benefits, Risks and Alternatives
      • Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & All levels
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Filtration
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Iron and Manganese Removal
      • Log Book Writing
      • Membranes in Water Treatment
      • Membranes in Wastewater Treatment
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Pumps and Hydraulics
      • Safe Handling of Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching and Excavating
      • Understanding Technical Drawings & Specifications
      • Water Metering & Installation (800A)
      • Water Quality Sampling Techniques
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs
      • Watermain Flushing & Swabbing

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Acts and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Operators
      • Back to Basics
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Basic Wastewater Treatment
      • Chlorine Disinfection-Benefits, Risks and Alternatives
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water & Wastewater Operations
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution Valve/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Maintenance
      • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems Operation and Maintenance 
      • Log Book Writing
      • New Watermain Installation
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching & Excavating
      • Water Metering & Installation (800A)
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs
      • Watermain Flushing & Swabbing

      Achievements, Special Interests:

    • Writer, Creator and Published Author of 3 Books:
    • When It All Finally Started to Make Sense
    • On The Days I Act Up
    • Retirement - Living, Laughing and Learning
    • Stand Up Comedian

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      Larry Dixon - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Larry has over 35 years of experience in both areas of the water and wastewater industry. 
      He has delivered the Circuit Rider Training Program to nine First Nations communities
      and has delivered classroom training to operators all across Ontario. He has also delivered 
      training to international locations such as Trinidad & Tobago and Dubai, and 2018 marks his eleventh year
      as a valuable and long standing key instructor with Cole Training & Operations.

       

      Licenses:   

      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 2
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 2

      Course Delivery:

      • Activated Sludge
      • Basic Chemistry for Water Treatment Operators
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Coagulation, Flocculation & Sedimentation
      • Chlorine Disinfection-Benefits, Risks & Alternatives
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Filtration
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Iron & Manganese Removal
      • Jar Testing
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Ponds & Lagoons
      • Pumps & Hydraulics
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations
      • Trenching & Excavating

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Circuit Rider Training Program (First Nations Operators):
      • Eagle Lake
      • Fort Hope
      • Kingfisher Lake
      • Martin Falls
      • Michipicoten
      • Pays Plat
      • Rocky Bay
      • Wapekeka
      • Webequie

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Activated Sludge
      • Chlorine Disinfection-Benefits, Risks & Alternatives
      • Coagulation, Flocculation & Sedimentation
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Filtration
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Iron & Manganese Removal
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Ponds & Lagoons
      • Pumps & Hydraulics
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations

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      Roger Drake - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Roger has 28 years of experience in the water distribution and wastewater collection industry, including well based systems, booster stations, reservoirs, towers, wastewater pumps stations and water meters. He also has considerable experience with the commissioning of water mains and facilities as well as asset management and condition assessments. Roger has also served as a Technical Inspector, responsible for the quality insurance of capital works projects. He has spent many years as the ORO for the City of Hamilton and the Region of Halton, which makes him precisely qualified to deliver classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. We are pleased to have Roger as part of our team committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. We welcome Roger to the Cole team as he enters a new and exciting chapter of his life as a Senior Training Specialist.

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 4
      • Wastewater Collection Class 3

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Acts and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Basic Wastewater Treatment
      • Chlorine Disinfection
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Coagulation, Flocculation and Sedimentation
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water and Wastewater Operations
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Repairs
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Policy & Procedures Implementation
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment & Supply All Levels
      • Gas Chlorination
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Log Book Writing
      • New Watermain Installation
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Pumps & Hydraulics
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching & Excavating
      • Water Metering and Installation (800A)
      • Water Quality Sampling Techniques)

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution Valve/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Maintenance
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Safe Handling of Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching & Excavating
      • Water Metering and Installation (800A)
      • Water Quality Sampling Techniques)

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      Scott Ward - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Scott has over 20 years of experience in the water industry for the City of Greater Sudbury, where he is currently employed. He has worked with groundwater wells, a Class IV coagulation/sedimentation/filtration plant and an ultrafiltration membrane plant, along with the UV applications in all three areas. Scott is currently a Water Treatment Supervisor and has held the title of Quality Compliance Officer for the City of Greater Sudbury, managing several programs, including the Community Lead Testing Initiative and acting as Overall Responsible Operator (ORO). Scott also serves as a member of the executive for the North Eastern Ontario Water Works Conference (NEOWWC). We are pleased that Scott has decided to join our team of dedicated professionals, committed to passing on his industry knowledge to beginning and experienced operators. 2018 marks Scott's fifth year as part time instructor and key advisor with Cole Training and Operations.
       

      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 4
      • Water Treatment Class 4

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Primarily all areas of Treatment & Distribution

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Membranes in Water Treatment
      • Acts & Regulations for Water/Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Chlorine Disinfection
      • Coagulation, Flocculation & Sedimentation
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Customer Service for Water & Wastewater Operations
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Filtration
      • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems Operation and Maintenance 
      • New Watermain Installation
      • UV Disinfection
      • Water Quality Sampling Techniques
      • WHMIS

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      Ted Czuba - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Ted comes to Cole Training with over 35 years of experience in both Water and Wastewater Treatment. He has dealt with operations and maintenance at numerous facilities, including OCWA. Ted is prepared to pass on his experience to operators in both official languages. This provides a service not commonly offered in the training industry. Ted recently completed his career as ORO at the Town of Kapuskasing’s new Water Treatment Plant, a groundwater plant with partial softening, which adds to his experience in both surface and groundwater treatment. Ted worked for 27 years at the Wastewater Plant in Kapuskasing, where he contributed greatly to their extensive facility upgrade. He has been involved with the commissioning of new infrastructure work including sections of new distribution piping as well as a new elevated storage reservoir. All this work was done as per AWWA Standards, which Ted is also well versed in. 2018 marks Ted's fifth year with Cole Training and Operations.

      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 1
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 1

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Acts and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Chemical Safety & WHMIS Refresher
      • Chlorine Disinfection – Benefits, Risks & Alternatives
      • Coagulation, Flocculation & Sedimentation
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Customer Service for Water and Wastewater Operations
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment Level 1 & 2
      • Filtration
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Iron & Manganese Removal
      • Introduction to Drinking Water Distribution Operation & Maintenance
      • Log Book Writing
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations
      • Trenching and Excavating
      • WHMIS

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      Terry Hockley - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Terry has over 35 years of experience in the water industry and 2018 marks his eleventh year with Cole Training and Operations. He has certainly become a highly regarded and in demand instructor in the industry. His areas of specialization include membrane filtration and water distribution systems operations and maintenance. He has delivered classroom and hands-on training courses to operators all across Ontario. 


      Licenses:

      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 2
      • Water Treatment Class 2

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Acts and Regulations for Water and Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Chemical Safety & WHMIS Refresher
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water and Wastewater Operations
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Repairs
      • Distribution of Valves/Valve Box Lockout Policy & Procedures Implementation
      • Exam Prep Operator in Training (OIT) for Wastewater Collection
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 3 & 4
      • Infiltration & Inflow
      • Introduction to Drinking Water Distribution Operation & Maintenance
      • Log Book Writing
      • New Watermain Installation
      • Operation & Maintenance for Sewer Collection Systems
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching and Excavating
      • Understanding Technical Drawings & Specifications
      • Water Metering & Installation (800A)
      • Water Quality Sampling Techniques
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs
      • Watermain Flushing & Swabbing
      • WHMIS

      Hands-On Practical Training:

      • Distribution System Pipe Assemblies
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Acts & Regulations for Water/Wastewater Systems
      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water & Wastewater Operations
      • Disinfection of Watermains
      • Distribution Valve/Valve Box Lockout Operation and Maintenance
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 1 & 2
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution & Supply Level 3 & 4
      • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems Operation and Maintenance 
      • Log Book Writing
      • New Watermain Installation
      • Operation & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Operation and Maintenance of Valves
      • Tapping Watermains
      • Trenching & Excavating
      • Water Metering & Installation (800A)
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs
      • Watermain Flushing & Swabbing

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      Tim Toole - Senior Training Specialist

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      1-833-265-3434 / 1-833-COLE434, 905-940-6161


      Tim has over 40 year of experience in both areas of water and wastewater. Tim's extensive experience includes working with the Ministry of the Environment as a plant operator, Chief Operator and Area Superintendent, managing various water and wastewater systems. Tim is currently the Water and Wastewater Operations Manager with the Town of Midland.  He is also an occasional instructor for Georgian College and he has spent the past several years as a key instructor and advisor for Cole Training and Operations. 2018 marks Tim's tenth year with Cole Training.
        
      Licenses:

      • Water Treatment Class 2
      • Water Distribution & Supply Class 3
      • Wastewater Collection Class 2
      • Wastewater Treatment Class 4

      Classroom Course Delivery:

      • Basic Water Treatment for Water Distribution Operators
      • Chemical Safety & WHMIS Refresher
      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Cross Connection &  Backflow Prevention
      • Customer Service for Water & Wastewater Operations
      • Entry Level Drinking Water Course
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Laboratory Skills for Wastewater Operators
      • Pumps and Hydraulics
      • Safe Handling of Water/Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations
      • Trenching & Excavating
      • Understanding Technical Drawings & Specifications
      • Watermain Breaks and Repairs

      Hands-On Practical Training:

      • Distribution System Pipe Assemblies
      • Operation and Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
      • Tapping of Watermains
      • Watermain Breaks & Repairs

      Course Development/Advisory:

      • Controlling Lead Contamination in Drinking Water
      • Cross Connection &  Backflow Prevention
      • Entry Level Drinking Water Course
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Collection All Levels
      • Exam Prep Wastewater Treatment All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Distribution All Levels
      • Exam Prep Water Treatment All Levels
      • Lab Skills for Wastewater Operators
      • Pumps and Hydraulics
      • Sewage & Pumping Stations

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