WorldSkills International

The 47th WorldSkills Competition will take place September 10 to 15, 2024, in Lyon, France.

The WorldSkills Competition, held every two years, inspires youth to discover the many interesting careers that are available in the skilled trade and technology sectors. With an increasing demand for skilled workers, the skilled trades and technologies offer a rewarding and lucrative career path for youth around the world. 

We inspire young people to develop a passion for skills and pursuing excellence, through competitions and promotions. 

Meet 2024 Worldskills Competitor, Alex Edwards - Cloud Computing

Alex Edwards from Team NL 2023 has earned a spot on Team Canada to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2024!

Stay tuned as we follow his journey to Worlds!

At WorldSkills Lyon 2024, approximately 1,500 competitors from over 60 Member countries and regions will compete in over 60 Skill Areas for the prestigious title of world champion in their respective trade. These Skill Areas represent six sectors: Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Construction Technology, Transportation and Logistics, Creative Art and Fashion, and Social and Personal Services. The 47th WorldSkills Competition will take place at Eurexpo Lyon, in front of approximately 250,000 spectators. 

The members of WorldSkills Team Canada 2024 will be unveiled on July 1st. Stay tuned on Skills/Compétences Canada’s website and social media channels! 

The event slogan for WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is: Where there is a skill there is a way. 

For more information about WorldSkills Lyon 2024, visit: 

Here’s a few interesting facts about the host city: 

  • Lyon is one of France’s oldest cities and is reputed as the gourmet capital of France.  
  • It’s large historic centre, Le Vieux Lyon, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is the largest ensemble of Renaissance buildings in Europe.  
  • It is the hub of an urban area with over two million inhabitants.
  • Lyon is also famed as the capital of the French silk weaving industry and a major textiles centre.  
  • This city is considered a major industrial and business hub with excellent rail and road links and one of France’s busiest airports.  

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