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East Preston Empowerment Academy
Creating opportunities for African Nova Scotians, Black Canadians, Immigrants, and other Visible Minorities in Nova Scotia to Succeed
Mentor
Bridge the gap between training and employment by inspiring those with those who have historically been underrepresented in the construction trades to break into the field to shadow and start careers in the industry.
Mentee
Get ready to get back to work on building sites in Nova Scotia!

The East Preston Empowerment Academy’s (EPEA) focus is on #InvestingInMinds and #EmpoweringLives by providing basic skills, coupled with encouragement and confidence-building, and an extra dose of love and faith in program participants. Our mission is to assist people in upgrading their skills and qualifications for future employment and entrepreneurial pursuits. To learn more about EPEA visit https://epeacademy.com/.

Current program offered is Pathway to Building Construction. This program is being offered to address the low representation of African Nova Scotians, Black Canadians, Immigrants, and other Visible Minorities in the skilled trades. This program is a post COVID Economic Recovery strategy and is a collaborative project developed with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency,  YMCA – NS Works Employment Services, Nova Scotia Community College, the Atlantic Home Building and Renovation Sector Council, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council – ICI, Precision Concrete Services Limited, Akoma Holdings Inc., DORA Construction and En Point Mentorship, and International Association of Bricklayer Association. This project is funded by the  Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education Skills and Learning Branch.