TORONTO — Skills Ontario has launched the #SkillsAtHome Spooktacular, a series of free virtual activities for youth to celebrate Halloween and explore the skilled trades and technologies while staying safe at home.
Three contests will challenge participants to craft costumes, carve and paint pumpkins and build rollercoaster candy dispensers. The event will also include a live pastry arts workshop on how to design cupcakes with a Halloween theme.
Funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada, the #SkillsAtHome Spooktacular challenges are separated into age groups, as well as categories, such as the best skilled trade/technology related submission and most creative submission, and each category winner will be awarded a $25 Amazon e-Gift Card, indicates a Skills Ontario release. Challengers are asked to post their submission on Twitter. There is a grand prize for the submission with the most interactions on Twitter. Submissions are due on Oct. 31 at midnight. All the details can be found on skillsontario.com/spooktacular.
“Skills Ontario is proud to have made the quick pivot to virtual learning during these extraordinary times,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a statement. “Through this #SkillsAtHome Spooktacular initiative, we can continue to reach thousands of young people across the province, not only to provide them with fun learning activities, but also to inspire them to explore the skilled trades and technologies, and ultimately build our future skilled workforce.”