EDMONTON – Wenzel Downhole Tools today visited NAIT to announce four new scholarships and bursaries in support of the NAIT Machinist apprenticeship program and unveil the Wenzel Downhole Tools Metrology Lab.

Starting this fall, Wenzel will offer apprentices two scholarships and two bursaries each year over five years that will both acknowledge academic achievement and provide financial support.

The Wenzel Downhole Tools Metrology Lab is located in the Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology. The lab provides apprentices with equipment and space to refine their skills and gain confidence in precise measurement.


Tyler Hassen, President, Wenzel Downhole Tools

“NAIT is doing an excellent job preparing the next generation of machinists to achieve success and grow our industry in positive ways. We are excited to support NAIT and those machinists right here in Edmonton where our company began.”  

Shawn Feguenne, Manufacturing Manager, Wenzel Downhole Tools

“Having come through the NAIT Machinist program myself, I know that NAIT provides quality training and experiential learning. That education prepared me for work out of the gate, and my career further down the road.”


About Wenzel Downhole Tools
Wenzel Downhole Tools (Wenzel) is the leading motor and drilling tool supplier for oilfield, construction and environmental operations around the world. Wenzel tools are known for their operational longevity and efficiency, and are versatile to a wide range of drilling applications. Customer-driven design and the pursuit of technological advancements ensure Wenzel tools offer exceptional performance.


About NAIT 
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.