The New Roadmap to Talent: Leveraging Workforce Development Policy, Education, and Employer Innovation sponsored by AARP

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This session is sponsored by AARP.

Employers of every size and industry identify with the struggle to successfully recruit, retain, and develop a talented workforce in the face of our nation’s growing skills gap. In this session, panelists from the public and private sector will discuss viable alternatives for post-secondary/continuing education, while highlighting the innovative skills-based training programs and inclusion techniques that have proven to be the most effective at integrating underutilized talent pools back into the labor force.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Scott Stump


Prior to assuming the role of Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education, Scott Stump served as the Chief Operating Officer with Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations do good in the world.  Before that, Scott served as the Assistant Provost/State Director for Career & Technical Education (CTE) with the Colorado Community College System. Over his tenure with the system Stump also served as State FFA 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, Scott served as an officer in the National Association of State Directors of Career & Technical Education.  Through this role, he served on the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors as the NASDCTEc liaison.

Stump 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 coming to Colorado he also worked for the National FFA Organization managing the national officer team and the national FFA convention. In May of 2018, Stump completed his Master of Business Administration through Western Governor’s University.

Heather Tinsley-Fix


Heather Tinsley-Fix is a Senior Advisor at AARP, where she leads the organization’s work on employer engagement and helps drive AARP’s focus on providing workers 50+ with the tools they need to thrive in today’s work environment.  With a background in marketing, innovation, and program management, Heather works with employers and job seekers, external partners, and academics to provide thought leadership on 50+ labor market issues and create practical resources that enable employers to capitalize on the value of experience. 

Congressional Ballroom A
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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