Luzerne County Community College Visit

On Tuesday, December 5, Educational Talent Search students from the Hazleton Area Career Center visited Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA. Students first learned about the college and the many options that attending a community college provides, including entering the workforce after 2 years or transferring to a 4-year college. Students also learned about the transfer options available to them if they chose to attend LCCC. Then, students went on a tour of campus and visited many different departments, including diesel truck technology, automotive technology, and photography. Students also had the opportunity to eat in the cafeteria and explore the campus book store.


King College Visit

On Monday, December 4, twelfth grade Educational Talent Search students from Hazleton Area High School visited King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Students learned about the college and the admissions process, as well as some of the new programs at King’s, including engineering and nursing. Students then toured campus and were able to see the services and departments offered by the college. Finally, students ate lunch in the dining hall and enjoyed speaking with admissions representatives, who were able to answer all of their questions.

Surveying Engineering

On Friday, November 17, Dr. Dimitrios Bolkas, Instructor at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, spoke to Educational Talent Search students in grades 9-12 at Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences about careers in surveying engineering. Students learned about different types of surveying, degree options in the field, how to prepare for a college engineering major while still in high school, and the different types of instruments involved in surveying. Dr. Bolkas demonstrated several instruments and spoke about how drones are also being utilized in surveying.

SAT Prep Works #TRiOWorks

Our first SAT after school prep ran twice a week for 5 weeks in March.  Students took the test in May and the scores came out today.  Below is the text conversation between myself and one of the students.

Student:  “Hey Mrs. Kahn, I got my scores today.”

Me:  “And……”

Student: “ I think I can do better, therefore I am going to take it again.  I got a 1070”.

Me:  “that is a very good score- I hope you can do better next time too”

Student:  “It’s my first time taking it, so I guess more practice will help, but I wanted to let you know that I was really scared to take the test, but the SAT prep really helped.  Thank you for everything.”

It’s conversations like this that I know TRiO is doing great work.  We have conversations like this every day with our students.  How many people in life can actually say they love their job?  I can!!!!