Firstly I’d say go for it as there is little to lose (in my opinion!).
I’d also say start reading about engineering, see what’s out there and what takes your fancy – engineering is so vast that it’s good to get a bit of an idea of the direction you think you might like to go in.
Lastly I’d say work hard, play hard! It’s not always easy but it’s worth the hard work you invest now!
Explore the industry, read books, websites and find out what you’re most interested in and how you want to go about it. There are so many different sectors, jobs and routes into the industry that you need to decide which is best for you. I highly recommend the apprenticeship route if this is something you can find. Also, work experience!! It is beyond useful and will be something to put on college and university applications and you CV even if you end up not wanting to go into that industry. It gives you a first hand experience which you won’t get from books or websites.