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

Office Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
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Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision

ND CTE Strategic Plan


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.


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.

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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
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Meetings: State Board and CTE Administrators
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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

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Phone Number

AdministrationFerderer, GwenFinance Directorgferderer@nd.gov701-328-3168
AdministrationRuff, LorieProgram Managerlruff@nd.gov701-328-3180
AdministrationSick, WaydeDirector and Executive Officerwasick@nd.gov701-328-2259
AdministrationWagner, MarkAssistant State Directormawagner@nd.gov701-328-2711
Agricultural EducationFideldy-Doll, NikkiSupervisornfideldy-doll@nd.gov701-328-3179
Agricultural EducationMueller, BreannaAssistant Supervisormuellerbreanna@nd.gov701-328-5922
Agricultural EducationSpelhaug, DarinSupervisordspelhaug@nd.gov701-328-3162
Business EducationDeVaal, JessicaSupervisorjdevaal@nd.gov701-328-2286
Counseling & Career DevelopmentGlasser, LauraCareer Resource Managerleglasser@nd.gov701-328-9733
Counseling & Career DevelopmentPierce, KellySupervisorkpierce@nd.gov701-328-3103
Educational Data & ResearchMarschner, PaulaEducational Data & Research Analystpmarschn@nd.gov701-328-3196
Educational Equity & Special PopulationsNetzloff, MichaelAdministratormnetzloff@nd.gov701-328-3187
Family & Consumer Sciences EducationDietchman, AnnSupervisoradietchman@nd.gov701-328-3167
Family & Consumer Sciences EducationJangula, DanielleAssistant Supervisordjangula@nd.gov701-328-9171
Information Technology EducationHoffarth, BradleySupervisorhoffarthbradley@nd.gov701-328-3159
Marketing/Business EducationNorby, DustinSupervisordunorby@nd.gov701-328-3182
Marketing EducationReisenauer, 
Private Career SchoolsNetzloff, MichaelAdministratormnetzloff@nd.gov701-328-3187
Program SpecialistsBerube, McKenzieProgram Specialistmberube@nd.gov701-328-3165
Program SpecialistsBrendel, LilaProgram Specialistlbrendel@nd.gov701-328-3173
Program SpecialistsSorenson, CindyProgram Specialistcidsorenson@nd.gov701-328-1540
Standards & CurriculumNetzloff, MichaelAdministratormnetzloff@nd.gov701-328-3187
Strategic ProjectsUlmer, DawnStrategic Projects Managerdulmer@nd.gov701-328-3124
Technology & Engineering EducationHoffarth, BradleySupervisorhoffarthbradley@nd.gov701-328-3159
Trade, Industry, Technical, & Health Sciences EducationBecker, TracySupervisortmbecker@nd.gov701-328-3178
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Employment with CTE

CTE currently has no job openings.

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.

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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