Girlington Garage gets its engines running

When plotting a career path a few years ago, Demeny Pollitt figured there were only two fields she could get into that would not put her to sleep: psychology and car repair.

She loved the idea of working as a psychologist, helping people pick their way through the brambles of the mind. But that would require a minimum of six more years of schooling, and Pollitt, 30, wasn’t interested in that. Admittedly, she was not the most industrious student.

Once she’d nixed the psych route, car repair seemed to be the way forward. Pollitt enrolled in the automotive technology program at Vermont Technical College and after two years became a certified technician. She was ready to work in a garage.

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