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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
Berkeley Campus
Room 6100/186 L
Phone: 843-899-8022

Craig Bryant
Student Services Program Coordinator
Berkeley Campus
Room 6100/106
Phone: 843-899-8017

Vanessa Speights
Administrative Specialist
Berkeley Campus
Room 6100/186 K
Phone: 843-899-8085

Michelle McClennon
Student Services Program Coordinator
Berkeley Campus
Room 6100/186 C
Phone: 843-899-8015

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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