Our April Student of the Month is a Classic Car Restoration student who was nominated by a classmate. In the nomination the list of reasons this student stood out was, he is a leader and a mentor in the classroom and shop, and an RA with Collegiate housing. He has maintained honor roll since he started. He is a member of OTC’s National Technical Honor Society and he hasn’t missed any days of his training. He has volunteered to tour future and prospective students and families during campus visits and open houses. Brady Lessard (AR-37) is about a year into his training and is excited to be learning something he loves doing. “I heard about OTC from my high school instructor who is an OTC alumni. I was surprised to learn there was an actual college level program where I could learn restoration. I thought it was just something you had to learn from someone who was willing to show you.” He is currently in the paint training module and really enjoying it. “I like doing everything to restore these cars. I especially understand the importance of proper prep before the paint is applied.” He found the engine training module to be more challenging than he anticipated, but liked the fact it pushed him to learn what he needed to know. Lessard is doing all the right things in class when it comes to documenting his progress on projects. “I only take out my phone in class to take pictures of projects. I know I will need to show a future employer what I am capable of doing.” Being from New Hampshire Lessard hopes he can find a job closer to home after graduation, but is also open to moving if the opportunity is too good to pass up.