(CMR) The Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) on Monday (May 4) announced that there was a new acting director at the government agency.
Jeremy Scott is the new acting Director at WORC, the appointment that came into effect on May 1.
Scott has over 23 years of service with the Cayman Islands Government. He worked with the legacy Cayman Islands Immigration Department for more than 20 years before taking up the post as Deputy Director responsible for compliance at WORC in 2018.
According to WORC, Scott's leadership in compliance and involvement with customer care has allowed him to become well rounded in all areas, making him an ideal choice to lead the department during this time.
“I am most grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to fill the role of Acting Director and wish to express my gratitude to the Chief Officer and senior team within the Ministry of Employment and Border Control. Being conscious of the duties this role is charged with and, more so, the significant role the department plays in impacting lives of every person in our community, I am driven and inspired to lead this team to fulfill our purpose on a nation,” said Scott of his appointment.
From 2018, WORC has been under the leadership of Interim Director, Sharon Roulstone.
Roulstone was instrumental in leading the transition from the former Cayman Islands Immigration Department and the National Workforce Development Agency, to the new holistic approach to immigration services and national employment, WORC.
While on secondment from the Office of the Ombudsman, she applied her vast knowledge of immigration laws to implement and achieve the new objectives of WORC.
“I thank Ms. Roulstone for the passionate service, and dedication she demonstrated as Interim Director, she has left WORC on a firm foundation,” remarked Wesley Howell, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Employment and Border Control.
“I join with staff members in WORC and colleagues from across the government in thanking her for her service and wish her every success as she advances to her next challenge,” added Howell.