Ontario Construction News staff writer
The fourth challenge of Skills Ontario’s #SkillsAtHome social media challenge series is live.
The #SkillsBridgeChallenge encourages applicants to design, construct, and test the strength of a bridge made of mini marshmallows and toothpicks.
On Skills Ontario’s #SkillsAtHome webpage, the scope for the challenge also offers suggestions for other household items that may be used in case participants do not have access to mini marshmallows and toothpicks.
This skill-building activity relates to skilled profession disciplines such as ironworking, elevating device mechanics, architectural design, and welding.
“Our #SkillsAtHome challenge series has inspired a great amount of submissions, and we’re thrilled to see participants across Ontario developing their skills related to skilled trades and technologies,” Skills Ontario CEO Ian Howcroft said in a statement. “Through this challenge series, we’re proud to provide Ontarians with fun and engaging opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies while they stay safe at home.”
Participants must send in submissions for the #SkillsBridgeChallenge by May 25.
To participate in challenges in the #SkillsAtHome series, audiences are asked to share their submissions on Twitter.
Winners are awarded prizes provided by Skills Ontario and its partners, including 3M Canada, Snap-on, Cambrian College, and CLAC. Skills Ontario thanks its #SkillsAtHome program sponsors: the Government of Ontario, 3M Canada, Centennial College, Haas, Humber College, IHSA, Magna, OPG, RBC, and WSIB, and well as #SkillsBridgeChallenge sponsors: CLAC, COCA, CWB Welding Foundation, Georgian College, Kiewit, Linamar, OACETT, and Sheridan College.
All challenge details can be found in both official languages at skillsontario.com/skillsathome.