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About the Competition

What is WorldSkills ?

The WorldSkills Competition, the world’s largest skills Competition, is organized every two years under the aegis of WorldSkills International. It is a true opportunity for young professionals from all over the world to participate in an international Competition.

Thousands of Competitors measure themselves in several dozens of skills, demonstrating their excellence and savoir-faire while sharing values of fraternity and respect.

WorldSkills was born in Spain in the immediate post-war years in 1950 under the impetus of Francisco Albert Vidal. The WorldSkills Competition rapidly developed into an international movement from 1958 onwards. With the ambition to bring together countries from all over the world to develop the skills of young professionals as a vector for economic growth, the WorldSkills movement offers a unique opportunity to develop vocational training standards, encourage innovation, and promote trades and skills throughout the world.

The 47th WorldSkills Competition will be held in Lyon from 10 to 15 September 2024. This will be the second time in its history that France hosts a WorldSkills Competition, almost 30 years after the 1995event, which was also held in Lyon

How many skills and skills sectors will be represented during the Competition?

59 skills (+ 3 exhibition skills) in six different skills sectors: Creative Arts and Fashion, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Construction and Building Technology, Social and Personal Services, Information and Communication Technology

How long does a skill competition last ?

A skill competition lasts between 15 hours and 22 hours, spread during four days of Competition.