Our daugh­ter wants to be a me­chanic

North Harbour News - - HEALTH REPORT -

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.

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Be­ing a me­chanic may not be what you had in mind for your daugh­ter, but make the most of it, ad­vises Mary-anne.

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