The Educational Talent Search program is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of Educational Talent Search Program is to increase the awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities to eligible participants in the EOC, Inc. target schools in grades 7 through 12. The ETS program provides services toward academic achievement to low-income and first-generation college students. 2018-19 Program goal: 1,000 in the following target school districts: Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Area, Hazleton, and Shenandoah Valley.
2019 Field Trips Planned:
March 5th: Girls on Fire for Technology at Johnson College
March 22nd: Geisinger Commonwealth Medical College
March 23: Looking Forward Conference LIU18 at Misericordia University
April 5th: Empowering Teen Parents Conference at Luzerne Community College at The Steamtown Marketplace
April 16th: Whitaker Center Surgery Live!
May 1st: College Signing Day with our Talent Search seniors!
The EOC Program is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the Educational Opportunity Center Program is to increase the awareness of post-secondary educational opportunities available to low-income and educationally disadvantaged adult population that desires to pursue a post-secondary education and to assist 2,233 (18-19 PY) of these eligible adults in preparing for entry into post-secondary educational programs.
OVR Career & Work Readiness Pets Program
College Board A20 SAT Preparation
College Club at the Hazleton Integration Project meets the 3rd Saturday of the each month. See the Forms page or the calendar for more details.
Coming soon to Scranton & Wilkes-Barre
Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. is a nonprofit that administers two TRIO Programs under the U.S. Department of Education: Educational Talent Search (ETS) & Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC). TRIO Programs were enacted under President LB Johnson’s War on Poverty and the Economic Opportunities Act of 1964; today there are eight TRIO Programs that work to enhance the education and life of those seeking to advance their education.
What We Do:Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. provides FREE services to encourage and assist adults, as well as high school students in target area schools who are interested in continuing their education. Funded through the United States Department of Education TRiO program, we focus on the low- income, potential first- generation college students. The Educational Opportunity Centers of Pennsylvania provides Financial Aid Assistance, help completing the FAFSA, the PHEAA, and guidance with college admission and career counseling. The Educational Opportunity Centers of Pennsylvania is staffed by a dedicated team of professionals who are experts in the field of post-secondary access, education and training.
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EOC, Inc. is committed to assisting all participants in achieving their educational goals. Participants will be equipped with the necessary resources and skills which will enable them to: successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century, make sound career decisions, and pursue postsecondary opportunities that will enable them to improve their quality of life and to contribute to society.
· Respect: treat all people with dignity and respect;
· Ethics: strive to meet the highest ethical standards;
· Knowledge: challenge our staff to continually learn and advance;
· Innovate: embrace continuous improvement, bold creativity and change;
· Diversity: commitment to respect for people, communities and cultures;
· Results: pledge to strive for tangible, lasting results.