FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2018
Contact: Jarrod Nagurka
ACTE Endorses OCTAE Assistant Secretary Nominee
Alexandria, VA – Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) endorsed President Trump’s nominee, Scott Stump, to lead the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as Assistant Secretary. The following statement may be attributed to ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson:
“Scott Stump is a well-respected and seasoned CTE leader whose experience will be an asset for CTE professionals, parents and students alike. This nomination underscores the critical role the OCTAE Assistant Secretary plays in the nation’s career and technical education (CTE) system. The Assistant Secretary’s responsibilities include overseeing more than $2 billion in funding, helping bridge the gap between education and careers, and promoting the value of CTE. We applaud and strongly endorse Scott Stump’s nomination, and urge the Senate to act quickly and confirm this qualified nominee.”
In addition to previously serving as the Assistant Provost for CTE within the Colorado Community College System and as the president of Advance CTE in 2014, Mr. Stump has worked closely with ACTE and its Board of Directors on a number of projects.
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.