About Tamika

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Tamika N. Jacques, Ed.D.  has been in Workforce Development for over twenty years. Tamika has created several workforce initiatives that focus on women, minorities, college students, high-school and elementary school students, incumbent and un/underemployed workers.

 

Through various job positions she has had the privilege of helping to istribute over $25 million in workforce programs to help others excel and achieve their goals leading to economic sustainability.

 

Tamika  served as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, where she oversaw job training programs for the Commonwealth, developed and published policy reports around the Governor’s workforce development priorities and led and established collaborations with both state, business and local partners in the workforce development system. Tamika’s diverse work experience has also included teaching as an English as a Second Other Language (ESOL) instructor and working with first generation, low income and disabled higher education students; and she also served as a District Representative for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and the Campaign Manager for Shaynah M. Barnes, the first African-American women elected to Brockton City Council.  

 

Tamika graduated from Suffolk University with a B.S. in International Economics; M.S. from Northeastern University in College Student Development and Counseling and an Ed.D. from Johnson & Wales University in Educational Leadership (Higher Education).

Press & Interviews

CityLine: Louis Chude-Sokei & Tamika Jacques

August 8, 2021

Massachusetts native and workforce specialist Dr. Tamika N. Jacques, Ed.D. recently authored “A Brown Parents Guide: Preparing Our Children for Employment in the 21st Century” which contains insights on challenges she faced growing up and throughout her career. 

The Enterprise: Bridgewater native pens book to help children pursue their education and career goals

The Enterprise: Bridgewater native pens book to help children pursue their education and career goals

The Enterprise: Bridgewater native pens book to help children pursue their education and career goals

February 11, 2021

BRIDGEWATER — A Bridgewater author is using challenges she faced growing up and throughout her career to share with fellow parents the issues that children of color often encounter in their educational and professional pursuits.

Voices with Pebbles: Dr. Tamika Jacques

February 28, 2021

VOICES features conversations with people with creative voices, fascinating stories, people inspiring others with their voice, or are using their voice to make a difference. Dr. Tamika Jacques is a motivational visionary, workforce specialist, life coach, consultant, author, and so much more. 

Candy O'Terry: Dr. Tamika Jacques

May 6, 2021

Meet Dr. Tamika Jacques, mother of three and workforce specialist with a doctorate in Educational Leadership Science. She’s the author of two groundbreaking books: A Brown Girls Guide to Employment & Networking, and her latest: A Brown Parents Guide to Preparing Our Children for Employment in the 21st Century.

Mom2Mom with Maria Sansone: "She-Session" & Pandemic Babies

March 17, 2021

Mom2Mom host Maria Sansone talks women in the workforce with Dr. Tamika Jacques