does school really prepair you for modern day work? I don't think it does, infact, i've always said what is the point of learning half of the things we do in school? It's not like we are going to use even half of that information in everyday life. Maths for instance, some of the things we learnt would never be used outside of a classroom, find X indeed.
The point i'm trying to make is, when we leave school, are we ready for the workplace? There are many opportunities to get ready for the workplace, if you feel you're not quite there yet, one of the best things to do is to take a training course, there are hundereds available from risk management training to medical training. All you have to do is find the right website. I've been seeing all kinds of sites popping up and to be honest they should be highly helpful in getting you what you want.
Not only training courses help of course, you could try taking some work experience. Work experience will put you into the workplace, you most likely will not get paid but at least you get to experience what it is all about. You get to see the social situation, something a bit different from school I can tell you. So why not look it up? See if you can get yourself onto these courses.