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3950 S. Pecos-McLeod
Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Phone: (702) 799-8462
Fax: (702) 799-8460

Provides students with opportunities to explore the many career options available to them after high school graduation

Our mission is to ensure that all students have access to quality programs that lead to marketable skills for the 21st Century.

Department Services

The following services are available through the Career & Technical Education staff and are available to specific schools or teachers upon request.  To contact a Career & Technical Education Department staff member regarding these services, please click on his or her name or call 702-799-8462.


Kerry Larnerd, Director, Career & Technical Education

  • Expansion of Career & Technical Education Programs
  • CTE School Budgets
  • Monitoring - Perkins & OCR

Kim De Lemos, Coordinator

  • Perkins & State CTE Grant
  • Textbooks
  • Curriculum & Programs of Study

Shannon Kelly Smith, Coordinator

  • Region 1
  • New Teacher (CTE) Professional Development/Mentoring
  • Inventory
  • CTE Career Clusters

Tristan Hays, Coordinator

  • Region 2
  • CTE Assessments
  • CTE Career Clusters

Snehal Bhakta, Coordinator

  • Region 3
  • #GirlsinSTEM, #GirlsinTECH
  • Middle School STEM
  • CTE Career Clusters

Craig Brockett, Coordinator

  • Work-Based Learning
  • College and Career Centers
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internships


Monique Gaudin, Project Facilitator

  • CTE Assessments
  • Online Professional Development
  • Workplace Readiness Skills
  • CTE Program Data

Nikki Meador, Project Facilitator

  • STEM
  • Robotics
  • Automation/Mechanical

Terry Ertman, Project Facilitator

  • CTE Teacher Training/Support
  • CTE Career Clusters
  • Health Science & Public Safety
  • Education, Hospitality, and Human Services

Paul Tick, Project Facilitator

  • CTE Teacher Training/Support
  • CTE Career Clusters
  • Skilled & Technical Sciences
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources

Gabriel Silva, Project Facilitator

  • CTE Teacher Training/Support
  • CTE Career Clusters
  • Business & Marketing
  • Information and Media Technologies


Support Staff 
Christy Malmedal - Admin Secretary
Lorri Toler
Sandra Chavez
Evelina Sulrzycki
Josie David


CTE College Credit

The Nevada Department of Education has established policies and procedures to implement statewide articulation agreements so high school students may earn postsecondary credit through CTE coursework and program completion. To earn such credit, students must pass the state CTE core course sequence with a 3.0 grade-point average, pass the related end-of-program technical assessment, and pass the Workplace Readiness assessment for employability skills. Students meeting these criteria will earn a Certificate of Skill Attainment and CTE endorsement on the diploma that will qualify them for the CTE College Credit.

For more information, visit: CTE College Credit


CTE Career Clusters

Agriculture and Natural Resources - includes production, processing, distribution and development of agricultural commodities, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products.

Business and Marketing - includes planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions including business operations, accounting, financial and investment planning, marketing, banking, insurance, and strategic management.

Education, Hospitality and Human Services - includes providing for education and training services and related learning support services; managing services for families and human needs; marketing of operations for food services, lodging, attractions, recreational events, and travel-related services.

Health Science and Public Safety - includes planning and managing for health-related careers, legal, public safety, homeland security, and other professional and technical support services.

Information and Media Technologies - includes designing developing, supporting and managing hardware, software, and systems integration services; designing, producing, writing and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design.

Skilled and Technical Sciences - includes planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support; production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing processes; engineering; planning and management of support services such as transportation infrastructure, logistic services, mobile equipment, and facility maintenance.

Teacher Resources

Employability Skills for Career Readiness
CTE Skill of Attainment Assessment Information
Career & Tech Student Organizations (CTSOs)
CTEinCCSD Teacher Hub and Collaboration


Additional Online Resources: (free teacher-created lessons)
ACTE Lesson Plan Search
Vocational Information Center


Administrator Resources

NV Career & Technical Education State Website


Teacher Licensure Information

Secondary CTE Basic Requirements
NV Specific Areas of  Licensure
CTE Secondary Correlation Directory