30 November 2022

On November 27, 2022, the WorldSkills flag was presented to WorldSkills Lyon 2024 during the Closing Ceremony of the final event of the 46th WorldSkills Competition in Salzburg, Austria.

A symbolic handover of the flag which marks the launch of the 47th WorldSkills Competition and puts the next generation of young professionals at the heart of the project.

The Closing Ceremony was an important moment for France and the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organizing Committee. The WorldSkills flag was handed over by a representative of the Champion Trust to a French Champion to highlight the importance of youth and skills. It’s also through an original video combining professional gestures, artistic interlude with the Compagnie Lyonnaise Second Souffle, and the emblematic places of Lyon that the fundamental values of the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Organizing Committee: Excellence, Generosity, Openness, and Unity was shared.

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 will truly be THE springboard and catalyst for developing and promoting professional training adapted to the needs of 21st century companies, as Max Roche, President of WorldSkills Lyon 2024 points out:

“WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is a response to the challenges of our societies. The competition will make it possible to promote skills, to encourage vocational education training (VET) among the youngest, and to mobilize young people and their skills to promote employability and fulfillment. In a context of economic recovery, there is no doubt that this competition will be a major event in 2024, anchored in the reality of everyone’s professional and individual life course.”

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