Faces Of Fostering – Byron on why it is important to him to study car mechanics

Faces Of Fostering – Byron on why it is important to him to study car mechanics

The importance of studying car mechanics.

I began learning Level one Motor vehicle at a specialist training school, Achieve Training in Bury, every Wednesday. At first, I went there because it was something to do, as I wasn’t sure what I wanted. However, after a while, I thought I would like to fix cars because it began to help me with my ADHD, because fixing cars takes my mind off things.

Mainstream education wasn’t good for me; I was worried about the large classrooms, and I knew that could get me into trouble. At Achieve, the staff really understood me, especially Roy, who taught me. I got on with everyone, and ultimately, this worked because, for once, the focus was on me. Therefore, I could now get on with getting more experience and learning more.

The training at Achieve Training was part of my alternative education with my EBD school; however, I knew that I would like to do this after being taught by Roy.

So, I completed my Level 1 and thought, that’s it, I’m going to get an apprenticeship. However, that didn’t happen, so I went on to college and did my Level 2. Again, after I had completed it, I thought I would get either a job or an apprenticeship. Again, it didn’t happen. After I left school, I wanted to focus on learning as much as I can.

When I was in Year 11, I felt I was getting on fine. However, I didn’t pass my GCSE’s. I think the pressure of the exams got to me because they kept saying these exams decide your future. I decided to get into college because after doing my Level 1, I knew there was no chance of someone keeping me on. The same happened after Level 2; I thought, get your level 3, and go from there.

Note: Byron has currently and successfully completed his Level 3 Car mechanics course and is now looking for employment.  Please get in touch if you could offer Byron the opportunity of an interview.

To read more of Byron’s stories, click HERE

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