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Skills Ontario Offering #SkillsAtHome Challenge Series for Youth

May 13, 2020

Attention all parents!

Skills Ontario, in partnership with Edgefactor, is offering a #SkillsAtHome Challenge Series to encourage the exploration of skills and tech among youth, without leaving home!

Their latest challenge is the Marshmallow Bridge Challenge, testing skills in design, planning, and construction.  Participants are being asked to create a bridge made solely of marshmallows and toothpicks.  There are some great prizes up for grabs for first, second and third place winners which include Amazon gift cards, a Visa gift card, Skills Ontario and 3M prize packs and CLAC Apprenticeship gift packs.

The challenge deadline is May 25th. View the video below and visit the #SkillsAtHome Challenge Series homepage for full details on how to participate.

Skills Ontario is committed to preparing Ontario’s youth for the highly-skilled economy of tomorrow.  They enable and empower all youth, including women and Indigenous youth, to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, employers, and mentors ensure their programs connect education, experience, and employment. With 30 years of experience, Skills Ontario is a province-wide organization with a grassroots connection into the many communities they serve. Their programs represent a long-term investment in the lives of all Ontarians.

Skills Ontario and Edgefactor have partnered to create the #SkillsAtHome Challenge Series which will host 16 challenges running from the end of March, 2020 until Mid-November 2020.  These at-home challenges encourage children to explore skill and tech outside of the classroom, allowing them to discover new interests, or grow their current interests, all while learning new skills.  We encourage parents and participants to read more about Skills Ontario and opportunities provided to youth with more information on pursuing a career in technology and the skilled trades.  Visit the Skills Ontario website for more information.

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