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Nebraska Career Education Conference


The Nebraska CTE Virtual Symposium is a one-day professional development learning opportunity featuring national and state CTE leaders. The focus of the live event will be to address current and ongoing themes related to CTE instruction!



June 9th, 2020 | 9AM-3PM



To register, please click here.

Featured Presenters

Scott Stump, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult EducationScott Stump is the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 16, 2018, after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump on May 15, 2018.

Stump serves as the principal adviser to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on all matters concerning high school, career, technical and adult education as well as community colleges, the workforce and economic development.

Prior to assuming the role of assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education, Stump served as the chief operating officer of Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations do good in the world. Before that, Stump served as the assistant provost and state director for career and technical education (CTE) with the Colorado Community College System. During his tenure there, Stump also served as state FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor, agriculture program director and interim president of Northeastern Junior College during the institution’s presidential search process.

During his seven-year tenure as a state CTE director, Stump served as an officer in the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education. In this role, he served on the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) liaison.

Stump also served two terms on the Prairie RE11-J school board and one year on the Colorado Association of School Boards board of directors.

Stump received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Purdue University and taught at Manchester High School in North Central Indiana. Before moving to Colorado, he also worked for the National FFA Organization managing the national officer team and the national FFA convention.

Tim Elmore, Millennial Expert & Generation Z Expert

Dr. Tim Elmore, CEO and Founder of Growing Leaders, is a best-selling author and international speaker. A world-renowned expert on Generation Y and Generation Z, Dr. Elmore uses his knowledge to equip educators, coaches, leaders, parents, and other adults to impart practical life and leadership skills to young adults that will help them navigate through life.

Sydney Jensen, Lincoln High Teacher, Nebraska

Sydney Jensen is a ninth-grade English teacher at Lincoln High School in the epicenter of America’s heartland: Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln is one of the nation’s top cities for refugee resettlement, and students at Lincoln High speak more than 30 languages.

Jensen also serves as an instructional coach working with new and veteran teachers to provide instructional support and mentorship. In recognition of her work in the classroom and the school community, Jensen is the 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year. She is a passionate advocate for increased mental and emotional wellness supports for both students and the teachers who serve them.

Future NCE Conference Dates

June 7-10, 2021

June 6-9, 2022

June 5-8, 2023

June 3-6, 2024

June 9-12, 2025

June 8-11, 2026

June 7-10, 2027

June 5-8, 2028

June 4-7, 2029

The NCE Conference is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Career Education and in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska.

Updated May 22, 2020 6:53am