In 2013, the number of hours' training for managerial staff, and for health and safety aspects, went up considerably.
During the year, 101,577 hours of training were provided, with training in Italy accounting for 47%, exceeded by the combined hours of India with 42% and Asia Pacific with 9%.
The trend of training by type and area of action was reversed.
The number of managerial training hours was higher than technical/professional training, in view of a need to align resources to core managerial skills.
The number of hours' training by professional category relative to workers was also very significant, with health and safety training making a considerable contribution.
The growth in volume and importance of the content of training provided in India and Asia Pacific is the driver for the Learning Management System - an integrated and computerised system which standardises the training needs analysis process, assessment of training action impact and Management's handling of the training vision. 

Hours of training by training area

Thematic area2013*2012*
Managerial training 31,764 26,824
Technical – professional training 27,663 34,806
Language training 5,948 9,629
Safety and environmental training 36,202 22,647
Total101,577 93,906

* Data does not include on-the-job training

The current training process guarantees access to training for all companies levels, and the continual development of skills and capacities necessary to achieve the economic objectives of the company and personal goals of each member of the organisation.

The training strategy is based on training actions that mainly target managerial skills considered as core by the Piaggio managerial model.
In addition, technical/specialist training is also provided, to develop employee skills so they meet the expectations of the business and of the organisation for the role they perform.   

Total training hours by professional category

Professional category2013*2012*
Senior Management 2,058 1,618
Middle Management 12,307 16,137
White collars 43,225 48,771
Blue collars 43,411 19,890
Project workers 576 7,490
Total per-capita13.211.5

* Data does not include on-the-job training

The training process identifies specific gaps through the detailed analysis of skills taken from the Evaluation Management System and by involving Managers from each area in needs' analysis.

Training actions aim to fill gaps identified and provide tools for the professional growth of office and managerial staff.

A specific system to evaluate skills gained after each action monitors individual expertise and alignment with the levels expected for each individual position.

Aggregate data on the evaluation of technical/specialist and managerial skills show that each company function is basically in line with expected levels.