What is TRIO ETS?




  • Educational Talent Search(ETS) is a Federal TRIO Grant Program funded 100% by the U. S. Department of Education. Sponsored by Normandale Community College, the program annually assists 600 students in local middle and high schools as they explore and plan post-secondary education options. The TRIO ETS program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choice.

    Academic advisors work with students individually and in groups providing a wide variety of services:

    • Academic Advising
    • Career Exploration
    • College Planning
    • College Visits/Field Trips
    • Financial Aid Information
    • Financial Literacy
    • Mentoring
    • Summer Enrichment Opportunities
    • Test Preparation/Study Skills
    • Tutoring

    The GOAL of ETS is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education.

    TRIO ETS Academic Advisor: Shiny Vang
    shiny.vang@normandale.edu
    Middle School Office Hours:
    -Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    -Media Center