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Skills Ontario releases fifth #SkillsAtHome challenge

Skills Ontario releases fifth #SkillsAtHome challenge

TORONTO—Skills Ontario has launched the fifth challenge in the #SkillsAtHome social media challenge, the #SkillsBoatChallenge.

The series, which has had submissions pouring in over Twitter, encourages Ontarians to build their skills in several skilled trade and technology related fields.

The #SkillsBoatChallenge instructs participants to design, construct and test the strength of a boat they are to build out of tin foil. Challengers’ submission posts must include a picture of their blueprint design, a picture of the total amount of coins their boat held, and a video of their boat in the water as coins are placed in, states a Skills Ontario release.

The challenge requires skills in design and planning, communication, creativity, and attention to detail, and is related to the fields of marine engine technology and ironworking.

Participants must send in submissions by June 8.

“The #SkillsAtHome challenge series has been a joy to develop and share with our audiences,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to provide participants with opportunities to learn about skilled trades and technologies while they stay safe at home. The submissions we’ve seen come in have been incredible, and we’re excited to continue providing skill development opportunities and seeing the creative projects our participants send in.”

To participate in challenges in the #SkillsAtHome series, audiences are asked to share their submissions on Twitter. All challenge details can be found at

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