Since its inception in April 2008, the MAS Academy has centralised all in-house professional and leadership training programmes available to all MAS staff. Apart from external instructors, in-house experts with extensive experience and practical knowledge inject house content into the Academy's functional training programmes. The MAS Diploma in Central Banking provides entry level officers with broad-based knowledge and understanding of MAS' key functions, and MAS' core values and ethics. A Case Studies e-Collection comprising real-life case studies related to the financial industry builds institutional knowledge and enhances knowledge sharing amongst staff.
The MAS Academy also contributes to the training of the supervisory community. The MAS Banking Supervisors Training Programme for regional bank regulators and the MAS-Toronto Centre Regional Leadership Programme for Securities Regulators continued to attract good turnout from regional participants from the Asia Pacific, South and
Central Asia, and Middle East regions. These programmes enjoyed high ratings from participants and served as excellent opportunities for participating regulators to build close ties. In March 2009, we held the inaugural MAS Information Technology Supervision Workshop for Financial Regulators, which was aimed at enhancing regulators' capabilities in supervising technology risks in financial institutions. 26 senior IT supervisors from 18 countries participated in the workshop.