TRiO Programs

TRiO was established by the Federal Government in 1964 to ensure equal educational opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

Tri-County Technical College hosts two TRiO programs, Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound. Since its inception in 1978 (with the funding of Student Support Services), TRiO has provided academic and motivational support to more than 21,000 first-generation (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree) and low-income students in the tri-county area who might otherwise have found higher education beyond their reach, many of whom are or will be the first in their family to attend college.


History and Current Federal Support

Contact Information


Educational Talent Search

Upward Bound