The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has concluded the second edition of its summer programme “Future Assets", which was held from August 13-17.

The programme was organised in partnership with the Qatar Central Bank, and was sponsored by the Qatar Financial Center, Masraf Al Rayan and QNB, and in co-operation with the Qatar Stock Exchange.

It is designed to expand financial culture and knowledge and raise students' awareness of basic principles and concepts in the financial and banking sectors, resulting in graduation of qualified and specialised cadres in the future, ensuring a real and qualitative addition to the labour market in Qatar.

As many as 33 male and female students were chosen from a pool of 200 applicants to participate in the programme this year and received certificates of participation.

"The second edition of the programme was successful in introducing students to various fields in the financial sector, educating and encouraging them to determine their future career plans, and urging them to understand finance and its labour market needs," said Ibtesam Mohamed al-Jahmai, the Career and Alumni Services Specialist at QFBA.

This was accomplished through interactive workshops and field visits in which students learned about the nature of the work and operations of financial institutions in the country in a clear, practical, and interactive manner that increased their knowledge and ability to choose their academic paths, she said.

The summer programme included theoretical and interactive workshops as well as visits to some of the country's most prominent financial institutions.

In addition, a workshop on career planning was organised, during which the participants received guidance and advice to assist them in determining the appropriate financial disciplines they are interested in, and in writing their resumes.
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