Posted Tuesday December 15, 2020

Cake Baking Skills

Skills Ontario wraps up #SkillsAtHome challenge series

The final challenge of Skills Ontario’s #SkillsAtHome series launched yesterday. The #SkillsCakeDecoratingChallenge asks participants to decorate a cake with any materials they would like. The cake may be store-bought or homemade, and submissions must be posted to Twitter or TikTok by January 4th.

“We launched the #SkillsAtHome series back in March as part of our pivot to virtual learning, and we’ve seen great support ever since,” says Ian Howcroft (photo), CEO of Skills Ontario. “We’re honoured to provide Ontarians with activities that build skills and open doors to career exploration, and we thank our many participants. The series may be wrapping up, but Skills Ontario is continuing to deliver remote learning opportunities for youth.”

Winners of #SkillsAtHome challenges are awarded prizes provided by Skills Ontario and its partners. Skills Ontario

thanks its #SkillsAtHome program partners: the Government of Ontario, 3M Canada, Centennial College, Haas, Humber College, IHSA, Linamar, Magna, OPG, RBC, and WSIB, as well as its #SkillsCakeDecoratingChallenge partners: Algonquin College, Bruce Power, Conestoga College, Confederation College, Loyalist College, Mohawk College, and OCAS.

All challenge details and rubrics can be found in both official languages at Along with Twitter and TikTok, Skills Ontario can also be found on Instagram at @skillsontario, on LinkedIn at “Skills Ontario”, on Facebook at “Skills Canada - Ontario” and on YouTube at Skills Ontario.

Skills Ontario appreciates the partners and participants who helped make the #SkillsAtHome challenge series a success, and looks forward to continuing to provide fun and interactive learning opportunities to build a strong and robust workforce.

Skills Ontario’s virtual learning activities continue with many initiatives, such as the #SkillsWinterfest2020 program, which includes social media challenges that ask participants to design festive sweaters, build gingerbread bridges, and decorate ornaments. Winners will be awarded Amazon gift cards, and the winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ award, which is given to the participant with the most social media interactions, can receive a gift card of up to $100. Skills Ontario will be matching the ‘People’s Choice’ award prize amount to a donation to the winner’s town’s food bank. More information on this initiative can be found at


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