Hi Goddamn! I guess that's what Im gonna do too. It is not really required for me, coz normally i would just submit a drafting request and the Drafter would draft for me but sometime there are little things that i just wanna do it myself. I got lazy and really not learned anything on the drafting side. But i want to learn it to sharpen my drafting skills.
Regarding the Mechanical Engineering side, I would say learn AutoCAD, Pro E and get familiar with Manufacturing side. Check DMAIC Videos regarding Six Sigma, 5S rules, very straight forward and easy approaches. FYI Mechanical Jobs are on the country sides, Mid West. Wisconsin and MN have most. If you have internship, no problem getting a job. But if no internship you might face difficulty.
I wish we could have some Mechanical Engineer Forum (Us Nepali Guys) for learning/sharing ideas, help find jobs.
I wish you good luck and welcome to the world of Machines!!!