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Metalforming Exec Recognized for Championing Worker Skills

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The National Skills Coalition (NSC) has awarded its 2016 Skills Champion Award to Erick Ajax, vice president and co-owner of metalformer E.J. Ajax and Sons, Fridley, MN. The annual award recognizes an NSC member whose exceptional organizing and advocacy efforts have moved the skills agenda forward in their state or in Washington, D.C.  Ajax, who has worked with NSC for a decade, “has been an outstanding advocate for effective workforce policies, particularly those that leverage and build upon private sector investments,” the NSC says.  E.J. Ajax invests more than 5.5 percent of its annual payroll in employee education, and believes strongly in the value of employer-led partnerships to prepare workers for jobs within the industry.  NSC is online at


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