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 WORC partners with Uniform Services in organised District Day Events 

 WORC partners with Uniform Services in organised District Day Events 

 Grand Cayman, 23 April 2024 – Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) recently hosted five (5) district day events in partnership with the uniformed services and Needs Assessment Unit (NAU), which allowed Caymanian job seekers to register with WORC and learn more about career opportunities within the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG), Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS), Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) and the Cayman Islands Regiment (CIR). 

The WORC District Days were organised to allow Caymanian job seekers in the communities a more convenient way to access and register for WORC services. By going into the communities, WORC Officers can give hands-on help to persons registering, to assist persons who need help finding employment or persons who may want to receive information on training & development opportunities. 

When Caymanians register with WORC and sign up as Full-Service Clients, they are assigned an Employment Services Officer (ESO) who works alongside them to guide them throughout the process of finding employment. This includes personalised job search assistance, access to job fairs and networking events, and referrals to training & development opportunities. 

Over the five (5) events, WORC saw eighty (80) Caymanians come out to receive services to become more marketable for employment. Many were young persons seeking to improve themselves and learn more about uniform services, while some were newly registered with WORC. 

Minister of Border Control, Labour & Culture Hon Dwayne Seymour, CCI, JP. MP stated, “The success of the WORC district days underscores our government’s steadfast commitment to improving the lives of all Caymanians. I strongly encourage Caymanian job seekers to register with WORC, not only to receive assistance in finding employment but also to take advantage of the free training opportunities that are available. It’s important to ensure that every Caymanian has the tools and support necessary to thrive in today’s job market and registering with WORC is a crucial step towards securing a prosperous future and contributing positively to the talent development of our people.” 

The participation of uniformed services at the WORC District Days was strategically implemented to enhance engagement with the community and inform residents about the diverse career opportunities available within these services. Their presence allowed them to interact directly with job seekers and community members, providing detailed insights into the nature of their roles, responsibilities, and the significant impact of their work. This collaboration not only helped demystify the functions of the uniformed services but also showcased their commitment to community involvement and transparency. By sharing information and opening up dialogue, the uniformed services aimed to attract potential candidates who are well-informed and passionate about contributing to the safety and well-being of our community. 

RCIPS Chief Inspector Maxwell said, “Empowering our communities starts with engagement, not just enforcement. As a Chief Inspector within the RCIPS, I believe in bridging gaps, building trust, and empowering officers to serve beyond the badge. By attending events like the WORC District Days, we’re not just policing neighbourhoods; it’s about showing our commitment to serving and supporting every member of our community.” 

“Participating in the WORC District Days allowed the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) to foster synergy 

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among the other uniformed services, deepening our collective understanding of our mission for a “World Class Civil Service.” These interactions revealed job seekers’ challenges, prompting me to offer guidance on resume building, attire, and finding suitable roles,” shared MID E.N. Rockett-McBean. 

Major Paris Goldsbury, Executive Officer, said, “It was a pleasure for the CIR to be involved in WORC’s District Days. Our personnel undergo rigorous and demanding training to develop the necessary skills and expertise in areas such as First Aid, Search and Rescue, Water Purification Systems, HGV drivers, and much more. It is crucial for all uniformed services to engage with the communities they serve; these District Days served as an excellent opportunity to explore the variety of careers and skills that Caymanians may be able to develop whilst working with the Regiment, as it continues its aim to build resilience within the community and support its partnered agencies in protecting the Cayman Islands.” 

“The Cayman Islands Fire Service was pleased to partner with WORC and other uniform services during their recent District Days. These events gave the public a chance to meet members of the Fire Service who were able to share real-life experiences as well as the role and functions of what the officers do. Interested persons learned about the various daily trainings, duties and other opportunities within the service. In addition, they also received advice on how to join the service, eligibility requirements, and the recruitment process,” stated Maxine Gumbs-Gordon, Acting HR Manager for the CIFS”. 

WORC Director Jeremy Scott said, “Through the dedicated efforts of our WORC Outreach Programme Coordinator, Mrs Denise Myers, and the commitment of our staff, WORC District Days have not only bridged the gap between our agency and the community, but these events exemplify our unwavering dedication to understanding and addressing the employment needs of our community.” 

Caymanians who were not able to come out to the district days can contact WORC Customer Care by emailing WORC@gov.ky or call 945-9672 or toll-free 1-800-534-9672 to schedule a time to get assistance with the registration process.