As the standard template for career pathway development in Nevada, LEAP integrates education, government and industry in a standardized process to ensure that workers have the skills they need to succeed in both the short – and long-term in the New Nevada, that education institutions know what they need to teach, and that companies have a qualified workforce. LEAP is designed to be a dynamic and responsive framework. Under LEAP, the following are essential:

  • Fully integrated – credits transfer from high school to college and university.
  • Standardized – qualifications obtained are recognized and applicable across an industry.
  • CTE foundation – pathways are rooted in statewide CTE standards.
  • Employer Engagement – company participation is an essential component.
  • Life Long Learning – enabled through the frameworks “on” and “off” ramps.

Links to PDF pages of charts:

LEAP Essentials

LEAP Timeline

LEAP Recognition and Scale

LEAP Manufacturing Framework (Northern Cluster)

LEAP Manufacturing Framework (Southern Cluster)

LEAP Life Sciences Framework (Northern Cluster)

LEAP Information Communications Technology framework


Nevada Career Explorer:

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