Rachael Pryce

Educator / Founder, EducationYalla

Rachael Pryce is a highly qualified and experienced Educationalist, with specific interest and passion for promoting and facilitating exciting and engaging learning opportunities for all. Since talking on this topic in 2020 just before the world shut down, she has built an LMS platform to support young adults in their development of Personal, Social, Health and Well-being. EducationYalla supports teenagers through a holistic approach, to learn about and develop their ‘futureproof’ skills set. EducationYalla focuses on providing access to real-world and relevant resources on ‘personal, social, health and well-being’ topics such as C21st skills, success strategies, competencies in financial literacy, and health & wellness. This is done through collaborations with the experts in their field (Barclays Bank, Mind UK, Daman Heroes, Dasidea). EducationYalla is support by a fortnightly podcast #notjustmakingthetea and is currently being used by 350+ students in Dubai, UK and South Africa. www.educationyalla.com / educationyalla.teachable.com • 8 years working in the UAE • 20+ year working within the Education Sector (UK/UAE) • Guest speaker at GESS Dubai - 2017 / 2018 / 2020 • Founder of EducationYalla and podcast #notjustmakingthetea • UN Climate Change Accredited Teacher • Advanced Certification in Design Thinking - IDEO U


GESS Talks Arena

16 November 2021 | 12:00 - 12:20 | English | What are the SKILLS required for a ‘future-proof’ workforce?

I know many a teenager (even some adults) who can’t decide what clothes to put on each day, without trying them all on, or what breakfast to have, if any … let alone having an idea about what they want to do when they ‘grow up’. Do we ever actually know the full answer to this? A recent Financial Times article stated that we are now averaging 5 careers in one lifetime. I’m currently on my 3rd career choice, and still looking for my final answer! So, what does that mean for our students and what should we as educators be teaching them? What do we need for us to be successful in life, and what are the SKILLS required for a ‘future-proof’ workforce and career?

Leaders in Education Conference

16 November 2021 | 14:35 - 14:55 | English | The C21st Skills Gap

How do you address the growing skills gap between our current education system and organisations? It's no secret that companies are struggling to find the right talent to fill jobs. With rapid technological advancements, workers' skills are becoming obsolete faster than ever before. The world of work is quickly changing, and employees require a lifetime of continuous learning to keep up. Companies are struggling to provide the learning environment needed to tackle the workforce skills gap. 70 % CEOs say their employees don't have the current skills needed to adapt, only 11% execs are confident that college graduates will be prepared for the workforce, and 42 % employees say they are likely to leave their current job because they aren't learning enough. The context for the UAE, more than 28% of the population of the middle east is aged between 15 - 29. This represents over 108 million young people. The largest number of young people transitioning to adulthood in the region's history.   I will talk about what the solutions are for the current skills gap.