The 21st Europe Airline Training Symposium
8-9 November 2023 • Estoril Congress Centre, Cascais, Portugal
Generation Z, the first true digital natives, just want to be left alone on their phone... or do they?
A study by website-building platform Squarespace concluded that it is Gen Z, those aged between 11 and 26, who most want a break from their devices. Rather surprisingly, it is the boomer generation, those who are 59 and above, that said they needed less time away from their phone.
The survey, which involved 4,000 adults across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, also added are nearly five times more likely to use the general web rather than social media when seeking new information or learning. Even Gen Zs, recognised for their social media proficiency, are twice as likely to turn to the general web when seeking information.
These statistics are interesting as we think about how we engage better with Gen Z in a bid to the solve the current pilot, cabin crew and maintenance recruitment shortages that look set to continue into the future.
The discussion will be a key part of our EATS 2023 Conference in Cascais, Portugal.
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EATS 2023 Cabin Crew Conference Lead Anna Mellberg has spoken about the differences that training the next generation has brought about. Be sure to catch the discussions at the Cabin Crew Conference in Cascais
EATS 2023 Cabin Crew Conference
Wednesday 8th November
1115-1245 Session 2 – A New Era for Cabin Crew Training
Emily Hooker, Learning and Development Manager, Skypeople TrainingAdapting to Generation Z
1415-1545 Session 3 – EBT & CBTA for Cabin Crew
While ATO conference speaker Andy O'Shea has spoken about how the "talk and chalk" methods used to train pilots and crew in years gone by will not have the same impact with Gen Z.
Andy will also be presenting in Cascais, be sure to catch him on Wednesday at the ATO conference stream.
EATS 2023 ATO Conference
Wednesday 8th November
1415-1545 Session 3 – State of the ATO Industry (ATO only)
Captain Andy O’Shea, CEO, The Airline Pilot Club, Embracing the Future of Commercial Aviation – Understanding Gen Z in Aviation
While the survey by Squarespace is by no means definitive, it is most certainly thought provoking. More details about the results of the survey and how it was conducted can be found below.