Finish year 12 or not?

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stay at school or get an apprenticeship?

  1. Stay at school and finish year 12

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  2. leave early and get an apprenticeship

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  1. Feb 21, 2008 #1

    Sidney

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    hey

    I either want to be a car or bike mechanic when I am older. I am currently in year 10 and thinking about trying to get an apprenticeship next year.

    Did any of you guys leave school early? is it a good idea or is it better off to stay and finish year 12 first?

    only serious comments please.


    thanks
     
  2. Feb 21, 2008 #2

    MITTZ

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    im in year 11 and im looking for a motorbike mechanic (small engine) apprentaship, although im doing a fiberglassing course at the moment which might leed to a job in my instructors facory making race car shells! that would be sweet and good pay to :D
     
  3. Feb 21, 2008 #3

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    hey im in yr 10 this year too and ill probably wont end up going to yr 12...im just gonna see how i go and if i suprise myself and get really good marks then ill probably consider yr 12...but if not then ill try find an apprenticeship..

    hope this helps a lil bit
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  4. Feb 21, 2008 #4

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    you should put another option in saying depends- if you can get an apprentaship before year 12 then leave but if not then stay in school and do year 12
     
  5. Feb 21, 2008 #5

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    Stay in school untill you can find an apprenticeship (if you can). And dont waste your time being a mechanic, it is completely shit pay. Be a boilermaker, machinist, fitter etc Thats where all the money is. My friend is on his 3rd year as a apprentice fitter machinist and earns more then a qualified mechanic :)
     
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    Mate - you should do year 12.

    The reasons are:
    1. You might change your mind about what you want to do
    2. Year 12 gives you choices - not doing it gives you no choices
    3.If you have to compete for the best apprentiships - a year 12 pass will give you an edge over the competition
    4. If you wan't to be a good mechanic and have a career path - you need the tools mate - particularly maths (downer)
     
  7. Feb 21, 2008 #7

    MITTZ

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    yeah i wouldnt leave school just because i can, id only leave if i actualy got an apprentaship
     
  8. Feb 21, 2008 #8

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    i was thinkin of doin the same but 9 of my 10 mates who did have ended up back in school, its harder for people to get jobs now with out finishing high school, at the moment im doing a cert 2 in autmotive at tafe every thursday for the next 2 years and i get wednesday off for work exp. this way i get to complete schooling and the cert 2 means you start as a 2nd year apprentice.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2008 #9

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    The exception is a diesel mechanic - particularly on a mine-site. Those blokes earn big money.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2008 #10

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    motoluver is right but there is also alot more work needed o become a boilermaker or machinist, a mechanic is the easy way out. Diesel mechanics does earn ya big bucks but everyone i know is planning on going to the mines. So i dont expect there to be many jobs left in the near future.
     
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    a machinist is working with lathes and stuff right? fabricating stuff
     
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    left at the end of yr11- i got an apprenticeship as an automotive manufacturer( building trains buses etc) i get $320wk first year, dont leave school unless youve got an apprenticeship lined up and if u can do a partime tafe course, it helps to get an apprenticeship
     
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    I'm also in year 10. I'm looking at being a oil rigger when I'm older so I'll definatly have to stay until I finish year 12. My second option is a trademans job. Somthing like a cabinetmaker or a carpenter or a plumber.
     
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    Also, if you have a tradies job then you can basically get any job if your smart enough etc.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2008 #15

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    if you can get a plumber or electrician get it top pay and not that hard a work but other wise i stay at skool i left this year and wish i stayed parents always used to tell me school is the best time of you life and now ive left i relised that school was the best and easyiest time of you life so sidney and all you others id stay and do year 12

    my 2c
     
  16. Feb 21, 2008 #16

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    oh and also i just finished a 20 week tafe pre aprenticeship car machanics course and i did work exspirence at a machanic joint and they offered me a jobb but i turned it down

    machanic=shit work,hard work,long hours, SHIT PAY
     
  17. Feb 21, 2008 #17

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    Why not do both?

    At my school we have a " school based apprenticeship ".

    Find out if this is a part of your schools curriculum.
     
  18. Feb 21, 2008 #18

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    lol yeah ive realised a bit more now, being a mechanic is shit. I work at a wreckers, its shit. really shit.

    can't you do tafe courses after school and stuff
     
  19. Feb 21, 2008 #19

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    stay dude DEFINATLY! My older brother left half way through yr 10 and he's got a sh*t job, can't really afford to pay to fix his car, and honestly can't see him getting anywhere! It may seem like a good idea at the time, but in the long run unless you're really smart about it it can seriously screw you over... My opinion anyways :)
     
  20. Feb 21, 2008 #20

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    Left 6months into year 12, took 2 years to get an aprenticeship despite a prevoc. Having trouble getting a full time job now, only just getting onto some good leads. For your own sake stay at school, finish 12, then think about gettin a job
     

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