EJ Ajax invests 5.5% of payroll into workforce education, training, and professional development. A key component of this investment has been affiliation with technical colleges in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area.  Read what three prominent technical college leaders have to say about the company’s participation in technical college programs.

“EJ Ajax has been a driving force with industry-leading support for the successful M-Powered program.  We deeply appreciate the advocacy locally and at the national level for continued support with this unique workforce development program.   EJ Ajax also recognizes the value of workplace-based experiences through a vibrant internship program that pays students $15 per hour on their way to, in most cases, offers of fulltime employment at industry competitive wages and great benefits!”

Mike McGee
Dean of Manufacturing
Hennepin Technical College

“A $10,000 scholarship, $15 per hour internship and the opportunity to come on full-time after graduation, EJ Ajax provides Dunwoody students with a life-changing opportunity. Rather than working part-time in retail or fast-food, students are afforded the opportunity to work in the industry, continue learning and collect scholarship money. Dunwoody College truly appreciates the dedication and support EJ Ajax provides manufacturing students.”

E.J. Daigle
Dean – Robotics & Manufacturing Technology
Dunwoody College of Technology

“EJ Ajax has been a large contributor to Anoka Technical College’s, Precision Sheet Metal Program.  EJ Ajax supported us during our various equipment donations and also sat on our advisory board which shaped the curriculum of the program.  In addition to all those activities, EJ Ajax has hired over 12 of our graduates since the beginning of the program to full time positions.  EJ Ajax has been a great partner with our Precision Sheet Metal program”

Jamie Barthel

Executive Director, Professional and Workforce Training
Anoka Technical College

“Fortunately, we became active in workforce development early on,” said company co-owner Erick Ajax.  “Proximity to these institutions is a huge advantage for our company.”