Tamika N. Jacques, Ed.D., has been the Director for Workforce Development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) since 2012. Over the past nine years, Tamika has created new workforce initiatives such as the Successful Women in Clean Energy Program (women and minorities), the Learn and Earn Program (high school students), Clean Energy Activity Day (elementary school students) and the annual Clean Energy Symposium for higher education students. She also oversees the Internship Program which has placed more than 4,000 interns at over 300 companies. Tamika is also the author of two books, A Brown Girls Guide to Employment and Networking; and A Brown Parents Guide, Preparing Our Children For Employment In The 21st Century.
Prior to joining MassCEC, 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 established collaborations with state, business, and local partners in the workforce development system. Tamika’s diverse work experience also includes teaching as an English as a Second Other Language (ESOL) instructor and working with first-generation, low-income and disabled higher education students. She also served as a District Representative for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch.
Tamika earned an Ed.D from Johnson & Wales University in Educational Leadership, an M.S. from Northeastern University in College Student Development and Counseling and a B.S. in International Economics from Suffolk University.