Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program encourages limited-income and prospective first-generation college students to consider college opportunities. The MTC ETS program is designed to annually assist 825 participants between the ages of 11 and 18 residing in Fairfield or Lexington counties. MTC partners with the University of South Carolina TRIO Programs (803.777.5217) to provide services to persons residing in Richland County.

The program provides educational support to motivate students to complete high school and enter a post-secondary educational institution. Services include: academic counseling, advisement on course selection, career exploration and planning, assistance with college financial aid and admission applications, assistance registering for college entrance/placement exams, technology skills development, personal counseling, tutorial services, workshops for parents/guardians, and a wide array of other related services to help participants achieve their educational and career goals.

An individual may be eligible for participation in Educational Talent Search if he/she is currently in grades 6 through 12 at a designated target school, is between the ages of 11 and 18, and meets the established federal educational and economic guidelines.

To learn more about Educational Talent Search, call 803.822.3628, send an email to, or browse at Student Support.

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