Margie Shamblin of Riverside has been named manager of education for The Learning Centersí Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) effective Aug. 29. She was chosen from a large field of candidates to fill the position vacant since mid-August. CTEC was established in 2008 providing onsite vocational education classes in areas many public school districts have eliminated including water technology, fleet maintenance and commercial art.
Shamblin has a bachelorís and masterís degree from California State University, San Bernardino in vocational education and educational administration, respectively. She most currently was in charge of the Riverside County Office of Education Career Technical Education program. Prior positions include instructing for the Baldy View Regional Occupation Program and University California Riverside.
In her new position, Shamblin will be responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and administration of CTEC and the Junior Fair Board that serve youth and young adults in conjunction with neighboring school districts and community colleges.
Shamblin and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren. She is a fan of the National Hot Rod Assocation and NASCAR racing and has been a frequent guest to the L.A. County Fair and to Fairplexís year-round events.
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