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Midlands Technical College TRIO (ETS)

Program Description

ETS, a federally funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to assist participants in reaching their academic potential. The program assists students who meet federal income guidelines and those who may be the first in their families to go to college. The services of ETS are intended to support those offered through guidance offices in selected districts of Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. We provide services to those students enrolled in 6th -12th grade.

While the ETS staff is employed through Midlands Technical College, the program is not used as a recruitment tool for the college. Rather, participants receive assistance in applying to any college, university or other qualified institution of post-secondary education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Between 50% and 75%