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TCC Educational Talent Search

Program Description

The Educational Talent Search Program, (ETS) is a federal TRiO program sponsored by Tallahassee Community College and Gadsden County Schools. Talent Search aims to increase the number of youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.The Talent Search Program objective is to encourage and provide participants with the confidence and assistance necessary to pursue a post secondary education. Tallahassee Community College Talent Search Program participants are selected from middle and high schools in Gadsden County. Our program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participants with the postsecondary application process. We also encourage persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of our program is to increase the number of youth in Gadsden County who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary 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
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 250
  • Middle School: 250
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%