7 November 2022

The 47th WorldSkills Competition will take place 10-15 September 2024

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is set to take place 10–15 September 2024, following the postponement and then cancellation of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai, China due to the Covid-19 pandemic. France won the bid to host the 47th WorldSkills Competition at WorldSkills General Assembly 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

It is the second time in the history of the international championship that France and Lyon will host the event. The 33rd WorldSkills Competition previously took place in 1995 at Eurexpo Lyon, the same venue that will now host WorldSkills Lyon 2024.

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 has a strong commitment to youth and their future. The plan to host the global event is to inspire young people in skills, promote skills, and change the perception of vocational education and training.

The 47th WorldSkills Competition will welcome 1,500 competitors from over 60 countries and regions to Lyon, France to celebrate skills, and to compete to be the very best young skilled professionals in the world.

The WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organizing Committee is a national initiative, supported by the regions in France, and in particular, the Metropolis of Lyon.

It will be the springboard and catalyst to develop and promote professional training adapted to the current and future needs of employment.

Hosting the competition in France is a result of the mobilization of regions and the commitment of partners to WorldSkills France and the global WorldSkills movement. Together we are providing inspiration to future generations on the significance that skills have in reaching one’s full potential and achieving both personal and professional success.

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