Tania Appel is the Youth and Community Apprenticeship Consultant for Apprenticeship Carolina serving Horry Georgetown and Williamsburg Technical Colleges. Tania partnered with businesses in Horry and Georgetown Counties for over 16 years in marketing, program management, recruitment, and business development before coming to Apprenticeship Carolina. She has an Associate in Paralegal Studies, Bachelors in Community and Human Services, and a Master of Science in Psychology. She serves on the board for SC Department of Commerce, and is an active member of the Myrtle Beach Human Rights Commission. Tania is fluent in ASL, enjoys crafting, and loves spending time with her family including their three dogs and African Grey parrot.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Ethical, Mindful, and Intuitive.
Please tell us about your job.
There is a saying that if you choose a job that you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. That is how I feel about my job. I truly enjoy coming to work every day knowing that I am making a difference. I believe that a community is only as strong as its businesses, so being able to serve businesses and assist them in creating training programs to build their workforce is very important to me.
What is something that you love about your job?
I love being able to work with businesses to create unique training programs that help to develop their personnel. To me, working with a company to discover their workforce needs and goals and then collaborating with them to create the customized trainings to meet those goals is very rewarding.
What drew you to apprenticeship?
I was drawn to Apprenticeship Carolina because I really enjoy working with our local businesses and I love working with our youth. Being able to merge my two passions by educating businesses on the benefits of working with our youth as well as providing opportunities for students to earn while they learn by combining high school curriculum with hands on training is for me, the best of both worlds!
What is something that you enjoy or appreciate the most about being an apprenticeship consultant?
Something that I appreciate the most about being an apprenticeship consultant is the willingness of businesses to learn about the apprenticeship program as well as the time and attention they put into the programs they are developing for their employees.