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Nebraska Career Education Conference

Mark Your Calendars - June 8-11, 2020

Plan to join us in Kearney, Nebraska at the Younes Conference Center June 8-11, 2020, for the Nebraska Career & Technical Education Conference.

This is a cross-field conference for Career and Technical Educators, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors to gain skills and information that is in high demand by industry.

On-line registration opens April 15, 2020. On-site registration is available at Younes Conference Center during the Conference with an additional on-site fee.

Keynote Speakers

Tuesday, June 9th

Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult EducationScott Stump is the assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of 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.

Wednesday, June 10th

Tim Elmore, Millennial Expert & Generation Z Expert

Dr. Tim Elmore, CEO and Founder of Growing LeadersDr. 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.

Printable At-A-Glance Schedule


Conference Schedule App

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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 March 13, 2020 2:58pm