Logo of the WorldSkills Competition Lyon 1995
The 33rd WorldSkills Competition took place at EUREXPO. In total more than 517 competitors and 459 experts representing 28 countries demonstrated their expertise in 41 skills during the competition, including 7 demonstration skills.
More than 200,000 visitors attended the event, including a large number of students.
Jacques Chirac (The President of the French Republic at the time) meets the young competitors during the WorldSkills Competition Lyon 1995
The Opening Ceremony took place in front of more than 9,000 spectators at an extraordinary venue: the Tony Garnier Hall, which until today remains the largest pillarless covered area in Europe with its splendid metal structure.
But beyond the 118 medals, 28 trophies and 146 diplomas awarded to the competitors, the best legacy of the WorldSkills Competition Lyon 1995 was giving the young people and their families a taste for skills and highlighting the value of technical training.