Talent Search, one of the College’s TRIO Programs, is 100% federally-funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Each year, Talent Search recruits and provides program services to eligible middle and high school students in Calhoun, Cleburne, and Etowah Counties. Program services and activities are intended to support, motivate, and encourage students to complete secondary school and enroll in and complete a program of postsecondary education. Talent Search services include connections to high-quality academic tutoring, advising, career counseling, assistance in preparing for college, financial literacy, financial aid information and assistance, academic and life skills workshops, college campus visits, and cultural/educational field trips. For more information, contact the program director on the Ayers Campus (256.832.1204) or Gadsden Campus (256.549.8374).