The Human Resources Department at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) organised a workshop to highlight the experience it gained in implementing the Masar program for the past two years. Masar aims to care for UAE high school graduates and provide them with a chance to complete their education in the technical and vocational domains. The workshop, held at MoF headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was attended by Fatima Saif Al Sawaya, Director of Human Resources Department at MoF and a number of management specialists and representatives from other ministries and government authorities. It was another step for MoF to strengthen communications and coordination with various federal and local government authorities.
Participants were informed of MoF activities during the implementation of Masar and its importance due to its active role in giving human resource sector a better opportunity to play a part in society development. Masar also works to develop UAE youth capabilities and helps UAE citizens to meet their career aspirations.
“MoF has worked to attract and qualify UAE male and female candidates in the financial sector to help in achieving sustainable and balanced development and prudent management of human and financial resources of the UAE;”, said Fatima Saif Al Sawaya, Director of Human Resources Department at MoF.
During 2009 and 2010, MoF undertook to pay all education costs of selected students participating in the Masar program. 19 students participated in 2009 while 14 students took part in the program in 2010. MoF also provided a number of scholarships to students to obtain specialized qualifications from higher education institutions in the UAE.
Key standards and controls in implementing Masar were outlined by the MoF presentation. In accordance with its future requirements, the program came as an opportunity to help UAE high school (or equivalent) graduates to complete their education in finance and accounting.
Implementation of Masar is part of MoF efforts to increase Emiratisation of its human resources and to benefit from local experience. By providing a positive environment that reqards distinguished performance, innovation and institutional loyalty, MoF aims to be the best place of work for UAE citizens.