|Name of education and training program
||Duration, frequency, etc.
||Content of training
|Management skill training
||When newly appointed
||Newly appointed senior managers, new band 5 employees (assistant manager level)
||To develop trainees' awareness and sense of responsibility as managers and urge them to acquire a company-wide perspective, thereby altering their mindset toward their own roles.
||Mazda Way, CSR, compliance, internal controls, personnel management, human rights, safety and health, etc.
|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
||Commenced in 2000. In FY March 2014 program (MBLD #10), discussions were held company-wide (including Group companies) on the theme "Brand Value Management."
|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 by level
||Administrative and engineering staff
||To encourage employees to reconfirm their roles at each level, and consider how they can help improve the organizational strength of the Company.
- Training for third-year employees
- Training for band 6 employees
- Training through communication between departments for band 5 employees
Each training program is designed to promote changes in the employees' ways of thinking, through group discussion among members from different departments.
|Production Leader Training Program
||Foreman/Assistant Foreman/Team Leader candidates
||To develop trainees' abilities to recognize and resolve problems, management improvement skills, and leadership capabilities and other skills required to work as a leader at each level.
- Super leader training
- Senior leader training
- Team leader training
- Junior leader training
|WorldSkills Competition 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 preserve 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 FY March 1997
- 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.