At the Sony Group in Japan, approximately 200 Sony engineers with frontline expertise in key technological fields develop curricula and textbooks for use in technology training courses, aiming to enhance the expertise of engineers. These courses, which are designed to provide a basic understanding of technical matters, are attended by more than 5,000 employees every year. In addition, Sony provides a wide array of opportunities for employees to learn about cutting-edge technologies. Among other activities, outside experts are invited to deliver lectures and conduct training workshops, and internal open house events are often held.
Sony enhances the skills of its new recruits by offering them general technological training designed by leading Group engineering experts, as well as specialized training programs developed by each of Sony's business units, which are designed to familiarize the trainees with technologies specific to each business. Furthermore, under the guidance and advice of their supervisors and tutors, the recruits participate in theme-based training carried out at Sony Corporation and several group companies to address issues that they themselves had chosen to work on. While picking up technical skills and know-how, participants also develop a better understanding of the importance of communication and how business is conducted, thereby preparing them to take on challenges early in their careers.