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London, 16 August 2023 — Empowered Youth is thrilled to announce its prestigious recognition as the winner of the “Most Innovative Skills Development & Training Academy 2023 – UK” award, presented by Corporate Vision during the fifth annual Education and Training Awards.

The esteemed accolade highlights Empowered Youth’s relentless dedication to pioneering innovative approaches in skills development and training. As an organization committed to preparing young individuals for the challenges of the modern world, this award underscores our vital role in bridging the gap between education and the ever-evolving demands of the working world.

"This award is a testament to the hard work and unwavering commitment of our dedicated team. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the wonderful partners in both the private and public sectors who have collaborated with us on this journey. But most importantly, I want to thank our students, the driving force behind our innovative programmes, who have witnessed firsthand the transformative benefits of our approach."

Dene Bothahead coach at Empowered Youth

In an age where traditional education struggles to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape, Empowered Youth firmly believes in the importance of innovation in learning. The transition from school to the working world presents significant challenges for today’s youth, and Empowered Youth strives to empower them with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle these obstacles with confidence.

The organisation is preparing to launch its most innovative initiative to date — Earniversity. This groundbreaking youth skills training programme, backed by Empowered Youth’s proven commitment to cutting-edge education, will empower students with an array of money-earning skills alongside essential soft skills. Moreover, each student will gain access to a personalised online marketplace, enabling them to showcase their talents and offerings. With Earniversity, Empowered Youth continues its trailblazing journey towards equipping students with practical tools for real-world success, transforming education into a platform for personal growth and financial empowerment.

"We firmly believe that education should be a source of empowerment, equipping students with the tools they need to thrive in the real world," said Botha. "Our innovative programmes are designed to address the pressing issues faced by young individuals in this transitional phase, enabling them to flourish and make a positive impact on society."

Dene Bothahead coach at Empowered Youth

The official announcement of the award will be published on the Corporate Vision website later in August 2023, coinciding with the release of their annual magazine and directory. Empowered Youth, alongside other 2023 awardees, will be featured prominently in the Education and Training Awards annual celebratory magazine, a high-quality publication exclusively dedicated to honouring the winners.

Empowered Youth remains steadfast in its mission to revolutionize education and create a supportive environment where young minds can grow and prosper. With a focus on innovation and adaptability, the organisation is committed to shaping future leaders and change-makers who will shape a brighter tomorrow.

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About Empowered Youth: Empowered Youth is a leading skills development training organisation dedicated to equipping young individuals with practical, real-world skills and knowledge to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Through innovative programmes, coaching, and mentorship, Empowered Youth empowers young people to discover their passions, develop essential skills, and create a prosperous future.