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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federal TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is based at Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Leestown Campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Our mission is to assist eligible youth (7th - 12th grade) and adults in preparing for and gaining admittance to postsecondary educational programs. ETS provides educational guidance to 680 students in Clark, Fayette and Scott Counties.

Our goals center on helping participants with the following:

  • Excel in school.
  • Develop an awareness of potential careers and college majors.
  • Experience positive cultural activities.
  • Understand and pursue a postsecondary education.
  • Understand and become financially literate.

We help students achieve these goals through:

  • Monthly in-school workshops on college and career readiness
  • Bi-monthly Family Nights featuring guest presenters and other informative activities for Talent Search participants and their family members
  • ACT test preparation workshops for high school Talent Search participants
  • Visits to regional colleges and universities on Saturdays throughout the school year
  • Annual Spring Break college and cultural tour for high school Talent Search participants
  • Annual Middle School camp during Summer Break for middle school Talent Search participants

Interested in learning more? Want to join? Please give us a call at (859) 246-6574 or toll free at (800) 625-6678.  You may also check out our blogstudent testimonials, and read through our newsletter archives to get a better idea of what it means to be a member of the Talent Search community.

Current Members

Use the Student and Parent Resources page for tons of helpful information about college and career readiness, including homework help, test preparation tools, online tutoring, college profiles, application information and financial aid resources.

Keep current and up-to-date on information and events by following our blog and bookmarking our calendar.

Join us on Facebook for all the latest info! Make friends with Bluegrass ETS and find photos, other ETS students, and more!