How to become a mechanic? With SA?
January 16, 2012 10:11 PM Subscribe
How does a person become a mechanic, ideally, and is this line of work compatible with social anxiety?
posted by MrFish to education (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a friend; a class setting or lots of people around seriously wears her out mentally/emotionally and her difficulties make her feel inadequate. She's intensely nervous of being called on or speaking in front of others. Starts thinking negatively about herself. Things go poorly and she can barely stand to be there, really. This in turn depresses her badly and ruins her motivation in class and her motivation to keep attending.
This same person is quite competent outside such settings. Intelligent, no-BS, reads up, makes an effort to do things right.
So, we kind of bounced career ideas around trying to find a 'path of least resistance' -- a job that didn't require working with many people. Among the ideas: auto mechanic.
Does this make sense? If so, what's a good way to get into this line of work? Apprenticeship? Self-study and an expendable vehicle? Are vocational training classes differently structured than normal classes?