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Washington State Community College Talent Search

  • Jan Miller
  • Assistant Director

Program Description

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program provides FREE information about college readiness and career options to students in grades 6-12. Participating students meet with ETS advisors during the day at target schools, attend special events and are eligible to take part in educational and cultural field trips. Students remain in the program through the completion of high school and enrollment in the college of their choice. The ETS staff also assists high school and college drop-outs who desire to continue their education.

The program serves 825 students in the following districts:

Belpre, Caldwell, Eastern, Fort Frye, Frontier, Marietta, Meigs, Morgan, Warren, Washington County Career Center

Services Provided

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 400
  • Middle School: 425
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 69%