Our daughter wants to be a mechanic
a particular interest in wiring and this is also an area of constantly growing demand.
Rather than focus on the negatives, like her work making the most out of this decision.
Is she going to use her boyfriend’s garage as the base for her apprenticeship? Do some research and seek some advice to find the best way for your daughter to complete her training. To become certified, it is usually a three- or four-year training programme.
As with many young people, her plans may evolve or change and she could end up going to university later, or training in a completely different field. Even if this all falls over, learning how to fix a car is a useful life skill for any of us.
Being a mechanic may not be what you had in mind for your daughter, but make the most of it, advises Mary-anne.