TRIO - Educational Talent Search (ETS)


Reedley College's Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program was established in 2021, serving students from the cities of Parlier and Dinuba. In total, each year these programs will serve over 100 middle school students in each city, and over 400 high school students from 9 th to 12 th grade at each high school campus.

There are currently 530 Educational Talent Search Programs nationwide.

TRIO students at UC Merced

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Program Description

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Types of Projects

Projects provide tutorial services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, information on postsecondary institutions; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; guidance on and assistance in secondary school reentry, alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts, entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system or other disconnected students.

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Services provided by the program include:

  • Academic, financial, career, or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or postsecondary programs
  • Career exploration and aptitude assessment
  • Tutorial services
  • Information on postsecondary education
  • Exposure to college campuses
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special activities for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
  • Workshops for the families of participants

Who is Eligible?

*Be enrolled in one of the following schools:

  • Parlier High School
  • Parlier Jr. High School
  • Dinuba High School
  • Washington Intermediate School (Dinuba)

*Have an interest in attending college upon high school graduation
*Commit to the program through high school graduation
*Be from a low-income family 
*Be a first-generation college bound student (Parents do not have a 4-year degree or higher)
*Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Educational Talent Search is a Federally Funded TRIO Program

ETS Students at CSU Fresno

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Sandra Fuentes, Ed.D.Rc Tiger Logo
Dean of Early College
(559) 494-3460




RC Tiger LogoShawna DiQuirico
Budget Technician
(559) 494-3535 ext. 3767



Kristen Chavana

Parlier LogoKristen Chavana, M.A., PPS
ETS Counselor
Educational Talent Search - Parlier HS
(559) 207-6897


Damien Mendoza

Parlier Junior HS LogoDamian Mendoza, M.S., PPS
ETS Counselor
Educational Talent Search - Parlier Junior HS
(559) 258-0427



Josefina Ramirez

Dinuba HS logoJosefina Ramirez, M.S.
ETS Counselor
Educational Talent Search - Dinuba High School
(559) 207-6896



firebird LogoAime Ramirez, M.S. PPS
ETS Counselor
Educational Talent Search - Washington Intermediate School
(559) 725-1129

We are located at:

Reedley College
Educational Talent Search

Building CSS-2
995 N. Reed Ave.
Reedley, CA 93654

P: (559) 494-3535
F: (800) 643-0821

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