January 30, 2006
Here is Adam B.'s story from Rabbittown Learners' Program, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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The reason I came back to school is to get my grade twelve and to read better. I dropped out of school back in 1999 because I wasn't doing to good and I was getting bullied around. I was only going to drop out for one year and I ended up going away for two years. I came back and had a beautiful little boy named Nathan and I wanted to read to him when he went to bed. I wanted to read better for myself too. Now I got two beautiful kids and I want to get my grade twelve even more. When I get my grade twelve I am going to do a Mechanic's Course. I am going for a Mechanic's Course because I know a lot about fixing cars and trucks. I want to get it on paper so I can get paid for it. It is going to take me two years to get my mechanic's paper's but that is o.k.
When I get it I will be able to go and work in a garage and get paid for doing something I love doing. I have been fixing cars since I was ten years old. I want to do it for the rest of my life and be able to prove that I am a licensed mechanic. One of these days I will own a garage here in Newfoundland.