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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
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.
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

The EPEA aims to empower and equip members of its community with the tools to enhance their skills,
qualifications, and employability through accessible and free of charge programming, including:
- Adult Learning Program (ALP)
- General Equivalency Development (GED) preparation
- High School & University Math & Science Tutoring
- Red Seal Program

- Trades programs, including Pathway to Trades programming (e.g., Shipbuilding, Construction,
Red Seal Certificate Preparation), Direct Entry into Trades, Women Mentorship Program in
Trades, and Youth Mentorship Program in Trades.