May 15, 2018 – Silver Spring, MD – Yesterday, President Donald Trump nominated Scott Stump as Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education for the U.S. Department of Education. Stump currently serves as the Chief Operating and People Development Officer for Vivayic Inc., a firm specializing in learning services & knowledge transfer. Stump is the former Assistant Provost of Career and Technical Education at Colorado Community College System, leading Career Technical Education (CTE) in the state.
Stump boasts a long and distinguished career in education. He served as a national CTE leader, serving as President on the Advance CTE Board of Directors in 2014-15. His leadership, vision and dedication to CTE lead him to be nominated by his peers and honored with the State CTE Director Emeritus Star of Education Award in 2015. This recognition is bestowed upon those who have made extraordinary contributions to the practice and expansion of high-quality CTE.
Additionally, Stump had a variety of positions in the many years he worked for the National FFA Organization. Upon moving to Colorado, Stump served as the State FFA Advisor followed by his role as the state’s Director of Agricultural Education.
“Scott is an amazing individual and leader who has made a tremendous lifetime commitment to CTE. His experience in, passion for and knowledge of CTE position him to be a successful Assistant Secretary of Career, Technical, and Adult Education,” said Kimberly Green, Executive Director of Advance CTE. “During his time serving on the Board of Directors and as Board President of Advance CTE he demonstrated incredible leadership, strategic thinking and commitment to working with the full breadth of partners it takes to provide access and opportunity to high-quality CTE for every learner. We are thrilled to fully support and endorse this nomination.”
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is the longest-standing national non-profit that represents State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult Career Technical Education (CTE) across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Established in 1920, Advance CTE supports visionary state leadership, cultivates best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy to promote academic and technical excellence that ensures a career-ready workforce.