Certified welding educator shows the result of a bending test
Navajo Times | Christopher S. Pineo
Certified welding educator Curtis C. Casey, of Gillett Consulting, LLC, shows the result of a bending test to Samthony Parrish, a senior at Tuba City High School, during a welding certification on May 12 organized by Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education.

Tuba City senior learning, ready for welding school

Samthony Parrish, a senior at Tuba City High School, has a career path as a welder ahead of him and a family behind him.

He knew he wanted to be a welder at age 15, and he took another step in that direction Friday when he tested for welding certification at an event organized by the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education, a Joint Technological Education Districts in Arizona.

The NATIVE certification boot camp at Tuba City High School offered three tiers for welding two pieces of steel into one. Each student took the tests that had 2G, 3G, or 4G certifications.
Parrish passed the 3G certification and was encouraged by his welding teacher, Ryan Goldtooth, to the third tier of testing.

“Mr. Goldtooth wanted me to try for the 4G,” Parrish said.

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