We host a talk on “generation y”
On Wednesday evening, Vatel hosted a discussion on “Generation Y” at the Mercure Cité Mondiale in Bordeaux. This was led by Sébastien Vivier-Lirimont, a partner of Headway, the leading consulting group specialised in the training and higher education sector.
Professors and speakers were invited to talk about their experience and share their views on the new generation, with whom they are in contact on a daily basis. Partners of the school, including former Vatel students who accept trainees and students for two-week working sessions took part in the discussion, as did representatives of various institutions of higher education belonging (like Vatel) to the Campus Chartrons association.
Much talked about at the 2013 Vatel conference in Martigny (Switzerland) in May, “Generation Y” is very much a topical issue. This generation is said to be open to the world, hyper-connected, and very mobile. They are said to be generous, but fickle, as well as less-disciplined and less inclined to work then previous generations, and without long-term projects. But where does the truth lie? In an ever-changing world, it is not easy to pin down the characteristics of these “digital natives” and their relationship with the workplace.
However, this is what Sébastien Vivier-Lirimont offered to do last Tuesday evening. After a look at the major adaptations that need to be made in education, participants continued their discussion during a light buffet served by M1C students.