Carla Whitlock

Senior Apprenticeship Consultant,
Apprenticeship Carolina


Carla Whitlock currently serves as Senior Apprenticeship Consultant with Apprenticeship Carolina and is responsible for the operations of the program as well as its four grant opportunities. Her professional background has included public accounting with one of the nation’s largest regional accounting firms, tax credits and economic development consulting, government relations, marketing and business development.  Prior to joining Apprenticeship Carolina, Carla was a Project Coordinator with Pickens County, South Carolina, where she worked with agencies in the areas of economic development, tourism, transportation, and emergency management. Throughout her career, she has worked with a number of industries including manufacturing, financial services, energy, information technology and health care. Carla’s expertise has been featured during conferences and events sponsored by the Urban Institute, Appalachian Regional Council, Department of Labor, NAACP, economic development organizations and individual trade associations.

A graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration, she is a South Carolina Certified Economic Developer and a graduate of the SC Technical College System Leadership Academy. She has also completed the National Basic Economic Development Course through the University of North Carolina. Carla is a former Board Member for Junior Achievement of the Upstate and is active member of the South Carolina Economic Developers Association.