Fernando Marquez, Director of Career Programs, has been selected to represent Region 19 on a statewide leadership committee for Career and Technical Education (CTE) that provides supports and resources to improve the quality of CTE instruction throughout Texas.
Marquez, who has been in the education field for 20 years, will serve on the State CTE Leadership Committee through August 2023, working collaboratively with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure statewide CTE frameworks and initiatives are developed with a clear understanding of the impact on local education agencies and their CTE programs.
Marquez was chosen for the committee due to his strong understanding of CTE, and his commitment to advance CTE in Texas.
As part of the State CTE Leadership Committee, Marquez will help align TEA CTE initiatives to current and emergent industry trends, and help maintain focus on supporting Texas students with respect to all aspects of CTE.
The committee is composed of one representative from each education service center (ESC) region, the current Career and Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) president, and an ESC CTE Specialist representative.
During his tenure at Ysleta ISD, Marquez has built extensive knowledge and experience in the field of CTE through his roles as a teacher, facilitator, curriculum specialist, and coordinator of career programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from UTEP, and an additional master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.