WorldSkills Conference 2024 will take place from 11 to 12 September, alongside WorldSkills Lyon 2024. You can now secure priority access for the unmissable skills event of the year.

Building on the energy of the 47th WorldSkills Competition, the WorldSkills Conference inspires excellence, innovation, and connection under the theme ‘Moving TVET to the top of the global agenda’.

“2024 is a crucial year to advance the skills agenda,” said David Hoey, WorldSkills International CEO. “Our theme of ‘Moving TVET to the top of the global agenda’ is a call to action for all those who know that our current environmental, economic, and social challenges can only be solved with the prioritization of skills development.”

Despite ample evidence of the benefits of high-quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to fuel economies and equip both young people and adults for the major shifts in the labour market, TVET continues to lack traction in the global agenda for sustainable development. With the United Nations Summit of the Future taking place within days from WorldSkills Lyon 2024, we will influence the Post-2030 agenda to finally recognize TVET as critical for sustainable development.

WorldSkills Conference 2024 will bring together governments, policymakers, industry, education providers, and young professionals, providing a unique platform for exchange and action.

The Conference offers a wide range of cross-cutting areas affecting youth and the world of work. Sessions will explore excellence in TVET, social justice, migration, the gender gap, the transition to green economies, AI, digitalization, amongst many other topics.

Over two days, the global skills community will gather, offering policymakers the opportunity to speak up for skills and connect with the world’s most influential figures in the sector.

For government officials and leaders, it is a space for sharing their vision and voice, learn from other systems and models to be able to influence and frame the future of TVET in their countries.

Industry has an important role in skills development, not only as employers but also as training providers and drivers of change. The WorldSkills Conference will benefit from the experienced voices of industry bodies and associations, business leaders with a long-standing commitment to TVET.

Education and training providers, who are at the frontline of skills development, will grow their networks, gain knowledge of the skills required in the near future, and create the building blocks of change.

For young professionals, the WorldSkills Conference is a stage to speak up for the future they want.