(Updated on August 12, 2013)
In Japan, Sony Corporation offers more than 300 employee training programs - including general training, e-learning, on-site training - tailored to specific objectives. Mandatory multilevel job-specific training helps participants acquire crucial skills in a systematic effort to foster human resources with the skills to drive future business growth. Sony is also expanding its menu of elective training options, consisting of lectures, correspondence courses and courses provided by affiliated training agencies, which are aimed at enhancing job performance, as well as providing support for self-learning and personal development. In fiscal year 2012, the cost of training for a single Sony Corporation employee was estimated at approximately ¥230,000.