TRIO: Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a FREE college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education with Hennepin Technical College sponsorship. The program encourages students in grades 6-12 to complete high school and gain admission to post-secondary programs. ETS serves as a FREE planning resource for students who are interested in continuing their education and is designed to help low-income and first-generation potential college students prepare for and succeed in higher education. *6th - 8th graders at  Robbinsdale Middle School.

We serve participants from the following schools:

Services

TRIO Educational Talent Search offers the following services, during regular school hours:

  • Professional tutoring
  • Study skills lessons
  • One on one advising
  • College and career exploration
  • College and career field trips
  • ACT/SAT, and Accuplacer registration and test preparation
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Assistance completing college admissions applications
  • Activities and events for parents and families
  • Reading/Writing Tutorials
  • Access to computer/internet

Academic Year

Robbinsdale Middle School (RMS)

ETS advisors are at RMS on Mondays and Tuesdays, during school hours.  Advisors are onsite to help 6th-8th grade students find their path to college.  We assist students with career and college exploration, college visits, tutoring, goal setting, mentoring, and transitioning from 8th grade to Cooper High school.

  • All of our services are free of charge and offered during the school day.
  • Program applications are available on our office door and in the RMS counseling office.
  • Our office is located next to the RMS auditorium. Stop by and say hello!

Cooper High School (CHS)

ETS advisors are at CHS on Wednesdays and Thursdays, during school hours.  Advisors are onsite to work with 9th-12th grade students both one on one and in large groups.  Advising sessions consist of helping students with goal setting, filling out college applications and FAFSA applications; providing ACT prep information, and coordinating tutoring services.  ETS staff also takes Cooper students on college and career field trips, cultural experiences, and mentoring events with Robbinsdale Middle School students.

  • All of our services are free of charge and offered during the school day.
  • Program applications are available on our office door and in the RMS counseling office.
  • Our office is located next to the RMS auditorium. Stop by and say hello!

Summer Program

Our five- week academic summer program is held at Hennepin Technical College’s (HTC) Brooklyn Park Campus, for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.  Each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, students rotate between math and reading classes, taught by licensed teachers, and college preparatory classes, taught by ETS advisors and guest speakers.  The afternoon consists of team-building activities.  On Thursdays, students participate in hands-on career exploration, taught by HTC faculty, or attend a college visit.  Students also have the opportunity to stay overnight in a college dorm and attend cultural events.

Upcoming Events

National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 9-11am
for 10, 11, and 12 grades

Manufacturing Day at Graco
Friday, October 4, 2019
Experience hands-on demonstations of manufacturing activities (small assembly, modeling/CAD, quality control, supply chain, etc.)
Go on a tour of the largest manufacturing facility

National First-Generation Day
Friday, November 8, 2019
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus
College tour, speaker, round table discussion with college instructors, deans, students, and staff who are the first in their family to attend college and complete with a degree.  Lunch will be provided to participants.
All 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 grade students are invited to attend this trip.