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.