They've got skills
Competition prepares students for real life
By Krista Allen
Western Agency Bureau
TUBA CITY, March 6, 2014
(Times photo — Krista Allen)
Instead of the usual baketball jerseys, many of these competitors dressed polished and professional — possessing the building blocks of unimpeachable office style — while others dressed for an industrial work environment.
At 9 a.m., the assembly of future young professionals came to its feet when Tuba City High's ROTC color guard presented the colors.
Eight high schools (Chinle, Ganado, Monument Valley-Kayenta, Piñon, Red Mesa, Tuba City, Valley-Sanders, and Window Rock) in the Navajo Nation came together here where students took part in the 11th annual SkillsNATIVE (Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education), a consortium to help young people work toward higher education, a specialized profession or vocational training.
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