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RELEASE: WorldSkills Lyon 2024: the WorldSkills competition returns to France after almost 30 years

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RELEASE: WorldSkills Lyon 2024: the WorldSkills competition returns to France after almost 30 years

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PARIS, February 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldSkills Lyon 2024, the largest skills competition in the world, will celebrate its 47th edition in Lyon.

From September 10 to 15, 2024, 1,500 participants under 23 years of age and from 5 continents will compete in 62 skills in front of 250,000 visitors.

On January 29, a meeting took place between representatives of the WorldSkills movement from around the world to present the roadmap for the 2024 competition.

«Put the focus on irreplaceable skills, inspire young people, promote inclusion through education, the acquisition of skills to face the international and national challenges of vocational training and the attractiveness of trades: that is our mission"

Franck Le Roux, Director General de WorldSkills Lyon 2024

WorldSkills Lyon 2024: more than a competition

Of the 250,000 visitors, almost 100,000 will be students.

The organizing committee announced on January 31 the launch of the "One school, one country" program, in which 65 French schools will twin with one of the international delegations participating in the competition.

2024: France, land of sports, but also the nerve center of the skills that make everything possible

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 announced the launch of the “Sports and Skills” program, in line with the “Sports, a great national cause by 2024” initiative. This program has two objectives:

Mobilize and involve a community of agents from the sports world eager to contribute their bit to the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 event.

Build a bridge between sports federations and WorldSkills Lyon 2024 to inspire young athletes and re-attract unemployed youth to career opportunities.

WorldSkills Lyon 2024 reveals medals for future WorldSkills champions

They symbolize French excellence, the city of Lyon and skills.

Testimonials from former champions: a voice that transmits the values ​​of WorldSkills Lyon 2024

The conference concluded with the testimonies of Yousra Assali, the first African woman who put her skills into practice for the WorldSkills competition, and Cloé Lemaréchal, who overcame her disability to face all challenges. Their testimonies echo one of the great ambitions of WorldSkills Lyon 2024: to bring together young people from all countries and origins, to say that everything is possible and to express its motto: "If there is a skill, there is a way." there is skill, everything is possible).

Press Kit : 2024 roadmap - WorldSkills Lyon 2024 (worldskills2024.com)

Contact:

Alice NahonAlice.nahon@publicis.com

Anne-Laure Troncmedia@worldskillslyon2024.com

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