Skills Ontario challenges Ontarians to build paper towers through #SkillsAtHome series

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Skills Ontario says it has launched its sixth #SkillsAtHome social media challenge, the #SkillsTowerChallenge. Participants are to use 16 sheets of paper, up to one metre of tape, and scissors to build a free-standing tower. Submissions must include a picture of the blueprint design, as well as a picture of the tower and its height.

The #SkillsTowerChallenge requires skills in design and planning, communication, creativity, and attention to detail, and is related to the fields of ironworking and metal fabricating.

“With five challenges complete and the #SkillsTowerChallenge launching, the #SkillsAtHome challenge series has been a pleasure to run,” says Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “Providing Ontarians with opportunities to learn about skilled trades and technologies is what we’re proud to do, and we’re happy to continue the learning as Ontarians stay safe at home. We’re looking forward to seeing the towers participants will design and build!”

As this challenge launches, the previous challenge, the #SkillsBoatChallenge, reaches its deadline. Participants must send in submissions for the #SkillsTowerChallenge by June 22.

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.

All challenge details can be found in both official languages at


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