At Sony Interactive Entertainment, we’re dedicated to building the best place to play and work. We strive to build a workplace that is both inclusive and diverse because only with talent from different backgrounds and experiences can we drive innovation and creativity. Our Apprentice Pathway Program, a workforce development program that provides apprenticeships to job seekers from nontraditional backgrounds, is an example of how we explore different ways and venues to invite diverse talent to pivot into a career in tech. 

To reach the right talent, we work with various training organizations. For example, Year Up, a non-profit workforce development organization that is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code, supports us by offering essential career readiness skills and other training to close the Opportunity Divide for many. Other organizations we work with include Techtonica,District Arts + Education, and GameHeads.

Through Year Up, we’ve invited talent like Maygan Hooper into our team to learn new skills and support our latest technologies. Read more about her interview at Year Up’s website about how she joined the program with Year Up and landed in her role as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at a company she’s been passionate about for a long time, spurred by her love of gaming. 
The Apprentice Pathway Program started from small roots within Sony Interactive’s FSSE (front-end engineering team) in 2020 but has since grown to first span the Engineering department and now throughout the whole company. Established currently in the United States and Canada, we’re exploring ways to expand into other global offices. For more information on the Apprentice Pathway Program and how to participate, visit here.