|Name of education and training program
||Duration, frequency, etc.
||Content of training
|Mazda Business Leader Development (MBLD)
||Once a year
||All Group employees in Japan and overseas
||Cultivation of business leaders who have a company-wide perspective
||To discuss the Company's current situation and future directions
|Global Leader Program (GLP)
||Employees selected from Mazda Group companies around the world
||To hone skills in areas including leadership, broadness of vision, and the ability to think strategically, and train the next generation of business operators to take the lead in global business
||The program features practical activities such as communication with top business leaders, study at top regional universities around the world, and engagement as a team with management issues.
||Established in 2002 as The Leading Mazda 21 Program, it was updated in 2007 as the Global Leader Program (GLP).
|Training for communication between departments
||Approx. 10 times a year
||Administrative and engineering staff at the assistant manager level
||To widen employees' viewpoints and expand networking within the Company (strengthen coordinated activities through inter-departmental collaboration)
||Through group discussions by members of different departments on the topics of each department's role within the Company and inter-departmental collaboration, mutual understanding can be increased and changes in the way of thinking enhanced.
||Inaugurated in FY March 2011
|Technical Olympics Training Program
||Two years per employee
||Selected employees in the production field who are under 21 years old
- Systematic training of young engineers
- Training participants to compete in the regional, national and international WorldSkills competitions
|Employees are trained in special skills so as to participate the WorldSkills competition.
||Training is conducted by past high achievers at the WorldSkills competition.
|Advanced Technical Skills Training course
||Two years per employee
||Selected, highly skilled employees
||To preserving the advanced technical skills necessary for manufacturing and hand them down from one generation of craftspeople to the next
||Twenty-four courses comprising skills to pass on to new engineers are available in 13 fields: iron and casting, die casting, forging, powder alloys, heat treatment, machining, engine assembly, axle assembly, transmission assembly, press, chassis, painting, and vehicle assembly.
- Inaugurated in 1996
- During the two-year program, one expert trains two apprentices
- After completing the course, students are awarded the title of Production Engineering Meister and receive the Meister Badge.
|Welding Skills Training Program
- To train technicians to compete in the regional and national competitions
- To promote the growth of individual technicians, pass on skills within Mazda and raise standards
|Specialized training is conducted with the goal of sending welding technicians to compete in the national championships.