Educational Talent Search (ETS)
Rock Creek Campus Bldg. 5, Rm. 201 | 971-722-7572 | Director: Eduardo Martínez Zapata | FAX: 971-722-7377
What is ETS?
Educational Talent Search (ETS) is an outreach program designed to help low income and educationally disadvantaged students who have the potential to be successful in college, to aspire, prepare for, and enroll in the college of their choice. ETS students generally come from families in which neither parent had the opportunity to attend college or receive a college degree.
The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to postsecondary education. Talent Search also serves students who dropped out of high school by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education.
The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in college.
The PCC Rock Creek ETS program was established to serve 600 students in the Beaverton and Forest Grove School Districts of Washington County. Two thirds of our participants must meet be first generation students and meet the U.S. Department of Education's income guidelines for Federal TRIO Programs. One third of our students need only demonstrate a need for services. This can be achieved through a needs assessment after receiving a referral from a teacher, counselors, parent or an agency. Students may also make a self-referral.