Strategy training helps customs officers

Cayman Islands customs officers are
now better equipped to handle issues in the workplace.

16 supervisors and senior officers
took part in an intense two week pilot training programme conducted by members
of the Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council.

Course attendees took part in a
variety of different exercises and presentations all designed to help them
improve their fundamental management skills and strategic awareness.

“While we provide training to
ensure that our staff remains on the cutting edge, this type of training, which
we have been trying to get for many years, has been lacking,” said Langlie
Powery Customs training manager.

“The course concentrated strategic
analysis, giving the officers the first detailed and structured grasp of the
subject with practical applications.”

Last month’s training session also
attracted Customs officers from St. Kitts and Nevis.

Local officials say the programme
was a huge success and they are working with members of the enforcement council
to hold advanced management courses.