In Japan, Sony Corporation offers more than 300 employee training programs—including general training, e-learning, and on-site training—all tailored to specific objectives. Mandatory multilevel job-specific training helps participants acquire crucial skills in a systematic effort to foster the development of the "human quotient." 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 2015, Sony has been working on training program reviews as well as insourcing instructors from among employees, seeking to improve the efficiency and quality of each training program. These efforts helped to save about 190,000 yen per Sony employee in human resource development cost.