Time was when any trade was passed on from father to son or mother to daughter and the only certification you needed was experience. These days, no matter what trade you are in, you need more than just the say-so of your parents to get in. This is also true of working in a garage. Here are some of the ways in which you can learn the trade at a vehicle repair garage and climb the ladder.
From the Cradle
While it may not be accepted everywhere, learning the trade from a parent is still a good way to learn it at all. Many young men and women become excellent mechanics after having grown up in an environment that taught them the tricks of the trade from infancy. For instance, learning how to work the brake lathes is an important skill that takes time to master. If you already know how by the time you are out of school and when others are just starting to learn, then you already have an advantage over them. Also, if you have worked at a garage with your parents, then it is perfectly acceptable to mention it as experience.
From a School
Some skills like operating certain types of machinery can only be acquired through proper training. This is where the certification come in. receiving a diploma from an accepted and recognized technical school is a good way to learn all the things that you need to work in a garage. It may even enhance what knowledge you already have, such as learning how to work as tyre changer enhancing the skill you already have to replace a wheel in a few minutes. Having a certificate can also help you with promotions because it certifies that you are qualified for a certain position. While hands-on experience is great, try to also have a valid qualification in order to take the next step.
From a Master
Those who didn’t have the benefit of learning the art from their parents could always compensate by learning it in an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is different from an internship in that an intern may be paid or not, but an apprenticeship begins working with the understanding that he/she is there to learn the job, not for anything else. Apprenticeships are not always considered official so it is usually enshrined as an internship after a while in order to give it validity. These are some of the ways you can acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to work in a garage. By working in one with a parent/s you may receive the knowledge and experience necessary to enter the field earlier than your peers; those without this benefit can receive similar training from an apprenticeship; and in order to move further on, you can get a qualification from an institute.