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Talent Search

Talent Search is a federally funded program that provides information and support to help middle and high school students excel academically.

Talent Search offers assistance to young adults who want to achieve a high school diploma and find the right career. Due to COVID-19 our delivery of services are modified to include virtual services. The FREE services offered through our program are:       

  • Academic Support and Services
  • Assistance with College Application
  • Career Exploration
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • Goal Setting
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Online Counseling (Academic, Group & Life Skills)
  • Online Tutoring
  • Scholarship Search
  • Virtual Tours of Educational Attractions around the country
  • Webinars (WebEx, Zoom, etc.)


Talent Search Schools

Middle Schools

  • Baptist Hill Middle School
  • Cross Middle School
  • Sedgefield Middle School

High Schools

  • Baptist Hill High School
  • Burke High School
  • Cross High School
  • Goose Creek High School
  • North Charleston High School
  • Timberland High School

Adult Education

  • Berkeley Adult Education Center
  • Trident Literacy Association


Talent Search serves:

  • Youths and adults between the ages of 11 and 27 who meet certain federal income guidelines
  • Potential first-generation college graduates (neither parent/guardian has graduated from a four-year college)
  • Those who are determined to have a need for ETS services

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  • Complete and submit the online application. Avoid leaving any blanks
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed
  • Student and parents must sign the application where indicated

For more information, please contact the Talent Search office:

843-899-8085 or toll free at 877-349-7184, ext. 8085

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., in Rm. 186M on TTC's Berkeley Campus, 1001 Live Oak Dr., Hwy. 17-A Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Contact Info


Sylvia H. Gilliard
Director, Talent Search

Craig Bryant
Student Services Program Coordinator

Denise Haynes
Student Services Program Coordinator

Vanessa Speights
Administrative Specialist

Michelle McClennon
Student Services Program Coordinator

Talent Search Application (English)

Talent Search Application (Spanish)


Career Help

History of TRIO – Talent Search Programs

South Carolina Council for Educational Opportunity Programs Personnel

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