Training starts for census workers

| 11/09/2010

(CNS): With the country’s 2010 census only a month away the Economics and Statistics Office has begun a six day workshop to train twenty people who in turn will train almost 400 census field supervisors and enumerators. The training is a key step in building a properly trained workforce for Census 2010, Cayman’s population and housing count that kicks off on Census Day (10 October or 10-10-10) and continues through November. The census will capture data on subjects such as health insurance, housing and mortality to help create a more comprehensive database to better aid planning for the Islands’ future.

“Of the 20 workshop participants, ten are from the Economics and Statistics Office, five from other government departments and five from the private sector,” said Census Manager Elizabeth Talbert.
Held at the Customs Conference Room, the workshop is jointly conducted by Talbert and the United Nations Population Fund’s Sandra Peredez, who is stationed in Belize.
Opening the workshop, Economics and Statistics Office Director Maria Zingapan stressed Census 2010’s importance not merely for gathering population figures but also as “Cayman’s biggest statistical capacity building exercise.”
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I just hope they advertise the dates they’ll be in my neighbourhood cause I’m not opening my door to ANYONE unless I’m expecting them.