ETS (Educational Talent Search)
ETS is a TRIO/Talent Search Program. These cost-free programs were created by the United States Congress in 1965 to help encourage qualified students to continue their education. This program is designed to assist 825 students in target schools in four Southwestern Indiana counties (Greene, Knox, Sullivan, and Vanderburgh) who wish to continue their studies beyond the high school level.
The mission of the Vincennes University Educational Talent Search program, through outreach programming in financial, personal, career, and academic advisement, is to assist qualified income-eligible and/or first generation students to re-enter secondary school, complete secondary school, and undertake a program of postsecondary education and complete a post-secondary education program.
ETS is committed to all participants to achieve their educational goals. Participants will be equipped with the necessary resources and skills which will enable them to: successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century, make sound career decisions, and pursue postsecondary opportunities that will enable them to improve their quality of life and to contribute to society.
Educational Talent Search Outcomes
High School Graduate- 99% (91% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment- 76%
Postsecondary Attainment- 52%
High School Graduate- 99% (93% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment- 80%
High School Graduate- 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--83.5%
High School Graduate- 100% (95% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment--89%
High School Graduate - 100% (91% graduated on a rigorous program) Postsecondary Educational Enrollment - 87%
The ETS Project serves the following high schools:
- Carlisle JH
- Central HS
- Clark MS
- Harrison HS
- Linton JR/SR HS
- McGary MS,
- North JH
- North HS
- North Knox Jr/Sr HS
- Shakamak Jr/Sr HS
- White River Valley Jr/Sr HS.
- Vincennes Lincoln HS
Office Contact Information
Vincennes Office 812-888-4298
Evansville Office 812-888-2878