The company is offering scholarships to first year students
Metalforming company EJ Ajax was featured in a May 27 news segment on Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11. The news report focused on how 2-year technical training institutions help companies develop and recruit hard-to-find manufacturing employees.
EJ Ajax was featured in the news segment because the company is offering scholarships to first year students to make sure the company can recruit the most qualified candidates.
“We provide scholarships, paid internships, and up to $5,000 a year in tuition assistance,” said Co-Owner Erick Ajax. “A tremendous opportunity exists in advanced modern manufacturing where we have state-of-the-art equipment.”
Mr. Ajax said that new employees can dramatically increase their wages once their apprenticeships and technical college degrees are complete. 100% of employees’ tuition is paid by the company, he said.
The news segment was written by Rena Sarigianopoulos, a reporter and co-anchor of KARE 11 News Weekends and Saturday morning. She has won regional Emmys as well as a National Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news reporting in 2012. KARE 11 has been honored 16 times with the National Edward R. Murrow award for journalism excellence from the Radio Television Digital News Association.