Skills Ontario attempts to break Guinness World Record

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Waterloo, ON — Calling all trades professionals! Skills Ontario has announced a new Guinness World Record attempt on May 5, 2021. Anyone is invited to participate, including teachers, students, board contacts, partners, tradespeople, and apprentices. The goal will be to break the record for “Largest Online Video Chain of People Passing and Using a Screwdriver.”

This will be available on the Skills Ontario website on May 1 at www.skillsontario.com/world-record-2021. Video submissions will be accepted starting May 5 and ending May 26.

This record attempt is open to anyone, any age, with a minimum goal of receiving 251 individual video submissions. There will be a focus on women in the skilled trades and technologies.

An educational package will be included for the event to learn about women in history who have influenced the skilled trades and technologies in some capacity, various types of screwdrivers, their uses, and what trades and technologies use them, including the Robertson screwdriver (invented by a Canadian), and the guidelines for the record attempt (and sample video).

All participants are required to electronically sign a photo video release form, and if under the age of 18, must be signed by a parent or guardian when uploading their video.

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