Chausse placed in national SkillsUSA competition

FIFTH IN THE NATION–Michael Chausse of Red Bud recently took fifth place in the auto service technology division in the SkillsUSA national competition.

Convincing his parents to get a truck when he was 14 was what got Michael Chausse started in repairing vehicles. Now, only a few years later he is ranked fifth in the nation by SkillsUSA for auto service technology.

Chausse is a 2021 graduate of Red Bud High School and he also attended the Career Center of Southern Illinois’ automotive service program taught by Greg Baird.

This year, he definitely excelled in competition, racking up quite a few awards. 

Back in March the Career Center of Southern Illinois (CCSI) announced that in a SkillsUSA regional competition, Chausse had taken first place in automotive service and was advancing to the state competition – with a ranking of first in the state.

By May, CCSI reported that they had held their own competition prior to the state competition, where Chausse took first. They also noted that Chausse took first at SkillsUSA state, advancing to the national competition.

This summer, Chausse participated in the national competition, where he took fifth place overall.

For more on Chausse, please see this week’s print edition.