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 distribute 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).