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WorldSkills Global Competition Lyon 2024

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Last updated date : 04/05/2024

Excellence, Generosity,  Openness and Unity: these values could sum up the WorldSkills Global Competition Lyon 2024.

Compétition Mondiale des Métiers WorldSkills Lyon 2024

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The Metropolis of Lyon is proud to host the 47th edition of the WorldSkills Global Competition 2024 from 10 to 15 September at Eurexpo. This major event aims to promote know-how and highlighting the excellence of skills. It will welcome 1500 young professionals under the age of 23, practising 59 skills. They come from all over the world for this competition expecting 250,000 visitors. A challenge for youth, economy and society.

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WorldSkills Global Competition Lyon 2024

Avenue Louis Blériot - 69680 Chassieu

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A bout WorldSkills

WorldSkills International leads the WorldSkills movement, which has more than 90 member countries. This movement promotes professions and vocational training for youth, while demonstrating the importance of skills to achieve economic and personal growth.
In September 2023, Lyon hosted the national trades competition organised by the member country WorldSkills France. Over the course of this three-day event, participants competed to join the France team, an entrant in the WorldSkills International Competition along with more than 60 other countries.

Held every two years, WorldSkills is the biggest event for excellence in vocational training and skills in the world, aimed at young people aged under 23 (or 26 for certain trades). This 47th edition will be held under the aegis of the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organisation Committee, an ephemeral entity created specifically for the event.
The aim: mobilise youth and promote excellence in their skills and expertise, as an effective means to support economic recovery.
1500 participants from more than 65 countries will gather in Lyon to compete in 59 trades, ranging from personal care to mobile robotics, catering, digital technology and construction.

WorldSkills is also an exceptional opportunity for the public to discover these trades, during the challenges and various fun activities organised specially for the event, from the 10th to the 15th of September.

Why Lyon?

Lyon was selected because it is a major city with a strategic location in the heart of Europe. Boasting a rich history and heritage, it regularly hosts international events. 
Finally, Lyon successfully hosted the 33rd WorldSkills Competition for the first time in France in 1995 at Eurexpo. 

The competition will be the year’s second biggest event in France after the Olympic Games.
From the 10th to the 15th of September, Lyon will become the world capital of trades.

The competition 

The 59 trades represented will be split into six villages: 

  • Creative arts and fashion:
    3D Digital Game Art, Fashion Technology, Floristry, Graphic Design Technology, Jewellery, Visual Merchandising.
  • Construction and Building Technology: 
    Bricklaying, Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Concrete Construction Work, Digital Construction, Electrical  Installation, Joinery, Landscape Gardening, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Drywall Systems, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Stonemasonry, Wall and Floor Tiling. 
  • Social and Personal Services: 
    Bakery, Beauty Therapy, Cooking, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hotel Reception, Pâtisserie and Confectionery, Restaurant Service.
  • Manufacturing and Engineering Technology: 
    Additive Manufacturing, Autonomous Mobile Robotics, Chemical Laboratory Technology, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Construction Metal Work, Electronics, Industrial Control, Industrial Desing Technology, Industrial Mechanics, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Team Challenge, Mechanical Engineering CAD, Mechatronics, Optoelectronic Technology, Renewable Energy, Robot Systems Integration, Water Technology, Welding.
  • Information and Communication Technology:  
    Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, IT Network Systems Administration, Information Network Cabling, IT Software Solutions of Business, Mobile Applications Development, Web Technologies.
  • Transportation and Logistics: 
    Aircraft Maintenance, Autobody Repair, Automobile Technology, Car Painting, Heavy Truck Maintenance, Heavy Vehicles Technology, Logistics and Freight Forwarding, Rail Vehicle Technology. 

Highlights of WorldSkills Lyon 2024 

  • Opening Ceremony at the LDLC Arena on 10 September, will welcome French and international Competitors and spectators to celebrate the official start of the 47th WorldSkills Competition.
  • Closing Ceremony and medals will take place on 15 September 2024 at the famous Groupama Stadium. The 47th WorldSkills Competition will end on a high note. 
    The Farewell Party will take place at the LDLC Arena on 15 September 2024, after the Closing Ceremony. 

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is a free event. Registration required. WorldSkills is a competition focussed on unity, Excellencen Generosity, Open-mindedness and respect for cultural diversity.

Come and support the young people who will be representing your country at this 47th edition of WorldSkills Global Competition.

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WorldSkills Global Competition Lyon 2024

Avenue Louis Blériot - 69680 Chassieu

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From Metro A station Carré de soie, Line 100 "Direct Eurexpo"
From Metro D station Grange-Blanche, Tram T5 direction Eurexpo.