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North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol 15th Floor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Phone: 701-328-3180
E-mail: cte@nd.gov -  E-mail Search 

Office Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am-2:00 pm
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Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision

ND CTE Strategic Plan

Mission 

The mission of the State Board for Career and Technical Education is to work with others to provide all North Dakota citizens with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a globally competitive workplace.

Vision 

The State Board for Career and Technical Education recognizes that a qualified, skilled workforce is essential to the economic well-being of North Dakota's business, industry, and public sector. The Board also recognizes that the economic vitality of North Dakota's citizens will be dependent upon career and technical education's ability to provide an educational experience based on labor market information relating to the needs of business, industry, and the public sector.

The State Board for Career and Technical Education, as North Dakota's public workforce education and training delivery system, is committed to providing career awareness, work readiness skills, occupational preparation, and retraining of workers throughout the state. Career and technical education will span all educational levels, providing youth with exploration opportunities and the foundation skills needed to enter the world of work while providing adults with skills needed to enter, re-enter, or advance in the workforce.

Services will be provided throughout the state in a seamless environment, using both school-based and work-based learning. The system will be developed collaboratively with business, industry, and other agencies. The performance-based system will allow for the flexibility to exit and re-enter as employment demands dictate.

The State Board for Career and Technical Education also recognizes the learner's need to be trained with the latest methods of instruction while using up-to-date technology. The Board is devoted to providing leadership, organizational expertise, technical assistance, and the other resources required to meet the demand.

Quality, accessibility, responsiveness, and commitment to continuous improvement will be the trademarks for North Dakota's Career and Technical Education System.

ND PK-12 Education Strategic Vision Framework

North Dakota Career and Technical Education is part of the PK-12 Education Steering Committee and supports the ND PK-12 Education Strategic Vision.

Questions or Comments? 

If you have any questions or comments for CTE, please feel free to contact North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education.

State Board for Career and Technical Education

Board Membership

  • Ms. Sonia Meehl - Oakes, Chair
  • Mr. Mike McHugh - Mandan, Vice-Chair
  • Ms. Kirsten Baesler - Bismarck
  • Mr. Pat Bertagnolli - Bismarck
  • Ms. Lyndsi Engstrom - Westhope
  • Dr. Mark Hagerott - Bismarck
  • Mr. Burdell Johnson - Tuttle
  • Mr. Josh Johnson - Valley City
  • Mr. Eric Nelson - Williston
Meetings: State Board and CTE Administrators
Staff

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol 15th Floor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Phone: 701-328-3180
E-mail: cte@nd.gov -  E-mail Search 

Administration

Wayde SickDirector and Executive Officer

wasick@nd.gov

701-328-2259

Mark WagnerAssistant State Director

mawagner@nd.gov

701-328-2711

Gwen FerdererFinance Director

gferderer@nd.gov

701-328-3168

Lorie RuffProgram Manager

lruff@nd.gov

701-328-3180

Agricultural Education

Nikki Fideldy-DollSupervisor

nfideldy-doll@nd.gov

701-328-3179

Breanna MuellerAssistant Supervisor

muellerbreanna@nd.gov

701-328-5922

Business Education

Jessica DeVaalSupervisor

jdevaal@nd.gov

701-328-2286

Career Development & Career Advisors

Kelly PierceSupervisor

kpierce@nd.gov

701-328-3103

Laura GlasserCommunications Specialist

leglasser@nd.gov

701-328-9733

Career Resource Network

Paula MarschnerEducational Data & Research Analyst

pmarschn@nd.gov

701-328-3196

Laura GlasserCommunications Specialist

leglasser@nd.gov

701-328-9733

Educational Equity, Special Populations & Private Career Schools

Michael NetzloffAdministrator

mnetzloff@nd.gov

701-328-3187

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Ann DietchmanSupervisor

adietchman@nd.gov

701-328-3167

Annie DukartAdministrative Assistant

andukart@nd.gov

701-328-3186

Information Technology Education

VacantSupervisor 

Marketing Education

Kevin ReisenauerSupervisor

kreisena@nd.gov

701-328-3182

Lila BrendelAdministrative Assistant

lbrendel@nd.gov

701-328-3173

Strategic Projects

Dawn UlmerStrategic Projects Manager

dulmer@nd.gov

701-328-3124

Standards & Curriculum

Michael NetzloffSpecialist

mnetzloff@nd.gov

701-328-3187

Technology & Engineering Education

VacantSupervisor 

Trade, Industry, Technical, & Health Sciences Education

Tracy BeckerSupervisor

tmbecker@nd.gov

701-328-3178

Employment with CTE

CTE currently has openings for:

Marketing Education and Business Education Supervisor - Application closing date is February 27, 2024, at 11:59 pm. For job posting and application process visit: www.cnd.nd.gov

Two Program Specialist positions - Application closing date is March 6, 2024, at 11:59 pm. For job posting and application process visit: www.cnd.nd.gov

To view all State job listings, visit Open Jobs with the State of ND

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

Events

Professional Development Conference

  • August 5-7, 2024

Career and Technical Education Month

  • February 2024

CTE in Memorial Hall at the North Dakota State Capitol

  • February During Legislative Session (odd-numbered years)
    • February 3-5, 2025