STATEMENT: WorldSkills Lyon 2024: One year left until the largest skills competition in the world

In 1 year, from September 10 to 15, 2024, France will host WorldSkills Lyon 2024 at Eurexpo, Lyon.

STATEMENT: WorldSkills Lyon 2024: One year left until the largest skills competition in the world

In 1 year, from September 10 to 15, 2024, France will host WorldSkills Lyon 2024 at Eurexpo, Lyon.

LYON, France, September 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- France, the Métropole de Lyon, and the city of Lyon have been selected to host the WorldSkills competition from September 10 to 15, 2024: 1,500 participants from 65 countries and regions will compete in 64 skills to demonstrate their excellence and expertise to 250,000 visitors.

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WorldSkills Lyon 2024, an unprecedented national and international mobilization around trades, skills and excellence.

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is the result of an exceptional mobilization of skills sectors, training bodies, local authorities and youth and skills support institutions with the aim of highlighting skills excellence, as well as passion and youth engagement. It is a true springboard and catalyst for the development of vocational training, in line with the needs of the industry.

Max Roche, President of the Organizing Committee of WorldSkills Lyon 2024: "The organization of WorldSkills 2024 is an opportunity to demonstrate that vocational training paths are paths of excellence. Most of the professions represented suffer from labor shortages. This event can motivate young people to choose these essential and significant professions. This event, unique in the world, also serves to demonstrate that these professions, which have always existed, evolve and know how to innovate. What it is about now is to show their reality and respond to the modern challenges they face in terms of employability, attraction and education systems"

WorldSkills Lyon 2024: More than a competition, a key player in the French panorama for 2023-2024

Much more than a competition, WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is a set of events designed to bring together and inspire action among skills and vocational training actors, in France and around the world, with our values ​​of openness, generosity, unity and excellence . The French Government is fully committed to hosting the 47th edition of the WorldSkills competition in Lyon. The French President has reaffirmed on several occasions his commitment to vocational training, which he describes as a "national cause."

President Emmanuel Macron even declared: "In September 2024, France and Lyon will host the wonderful WorldSkills competition, in which young people under 23 years of age, from 65 countries, will be able to show their professional abilities side by side through 64 skills ". We are proud to do this, and every year I welcome the young winners of these competitions. And in 2024 we are going to organize it"

Commitment to young people and education: half of the 250,000 visitors will be schoolchildren

We want to create an immersive experience for young people at the competition venue and use the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 event to raise awareness among students and teachers from the start of the 2023 academic year, showing that vocational training is a path to excellence and fulfillment staff.

Sustainable development and WorldSkills Lyon 2024: our commitment to a sustainable event

We have developed a demanding and measurable CSR strategy that includes sustainable and socially responsible objectives in terms of accessibility, inclusion and virtuous economy. WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is committed to transparency and fully intends to put its intentions into practice. Our objectives are based on compliance with recognized standards and certifications, in particular the ISO 20121 certification, the main standard that accredits the sustainability of an event and its management system.

For the WorldSkills Competition, 2,500 volunteers will be hired and trained

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 also aims to build a community through an ambitious volunteer program. 2,500 volunteers will be selected, with the aim of promoting social inclusion and diversity. In particular, we want to include people excluded from the labor market and 20% will be minors accompanied by their parents. All of this will provide greater Lyon with a pool of committed citizens aware of the challenges facing our region.

Isabelle LEJEUNEHead of Communication and

Anne-Laure TRONCPress Relation

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