Engagement of Festo at WorldSkills Lyon 2024

Festo supports six technical skills as Global Industry Partner and Platinum Sponsor

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WorldSkills Lyon 2024 will take place from 10 to 15 September 2024 in Lyon, France. At the world’s biggest education event, more than 1,500 young competitors showcase their talent in 59 skill competitions and 3 exhibition skills. 65 countries and regions proudly participate, and around 250,000 visitors are expected from five continents. WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is the ideal platform to network with experts and inspire the youth.

The place to be for stakeholders in education

If you are enthusiastic about vocational education, qualifying youth and preparing skilled workforce for the job market, then WorldSkills Lyon 2024 is the place to be. The real-life talent show is a free-of-charge event inviting families, school classes, trainers and teachers as well as stakeholders from education, politics, industry, and NGOs. Kids and young people see numerous trades and professions live and can even try them out in interactive areas.

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Here are a couple of good reasons for joining this event:

  • See cutting-edge qualification solutions in action
  • Exchange expertise with TVET experts
  • Discover Festo learning systems for your institute
  • Visit the WorldSkills Education Conference (2 days)
  • Learn about the latest trends in education
  • Meet decision makers and network
  • Understand why education is key for the next generation
  • …and feel the passion, admire the discipline, and appreciate the know-how the of these gifted young professionals!

How Festo supports young talents

WorldSkills has chosen Festo as a supplier of technical competition equipment in alignment with the WorldSkills Occupational Standards. In the skills sector ‘Manufacturing and Engineering Technology,’ Festo Didactic provides official equipment and components for 6 skills:

  • Mechatronics
  • Industry 4.0
  • Water Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Industrial Control

Festo was the first Global Industry Partner of WorldSkills back in 1991. Together we encourage industry, education, government, and policy makers to cooperate. Our common goal is to raise the profile and recognition of skilled young professionals around the globe.

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Interaction for the young ones: Try-a-skill

Especially children and teenagers are invited to interact in the action area called “Try-a-skill”.

Trying out skills with their own hands – this experience leaves a long-lasting impression and can help to choose a technical career.

Activities on the Festo booth and try-a-skill area:

  • Environmental Discovery System (EDS) Water Technology
  • Modular Production System (MPS) 403, Robotino and Festo AX, the Festo AI solution
  • SkillsConveyor, the universal training system for basics 
  • Virtual Reality and Festo LX, the digital learning portal
  • Videos on renewable energy

Dates and venues

  • Opening Ceremony

TUE, 10 September 2024 in the LDLC Area (a complex of leisure, sports, cultural, and artistic facilities surrounding the Groupama Stadium)

  • WorldSkills Competition

WED-FRI, 11-13 September 2024 at the EUREXPO LYON (ideally located halfway between the Lyon Saint-Exupery International Airport (20 minutes) and the city center (30 minutes)

  • Closing Ceremony

SUN, 15 September 2024 in the Groupama Stadium Lyon, OL Vallée Lyon (France’s 3rd largest stadium in terms of capacity).

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Digital training on champion’s level with Festo LX!

Find real WorldSkills and EuroSkills tasks of former championships in our digital learning portal Festo LX for your classes. This way your students learn about the challenges the competitors faced in Mechatronics and Industry 4.0 during previous competitions, see what skills the industry expects from young people and you bring WorldSkills into your lab or classroom. Discover Festo Learning Experience now.

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About Festo

Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over thirty-five industries. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,800 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo is always near to the customer. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.

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Maren Gülck

Festo SE & Co. KG