TRIO CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Helping to reduce income and wealth disparities between first-generation, low-income college students and their more affluent peers
The TRIO Career Development Program (TCDP) provides employers with access to skilled, diverse talent while helping to ensure TRIO students—first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds–have access to competitive career opportunities. Through its holistic approach – from the pre-recruitment through internship and career launch phases – TCDP is helping to reduce income and wealth disparities between first-generation, low-income (FGLI) college students and their more affluent peers.
TRIO, shorthand for the Federal TRIO Programs, is one of the largest federal infrastructures serving first-generation, low-income college students from K-16 and adults each year. Over six million students have graduated from the TRIO programs—namely, Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.
TRIO IS YOUR SOURCE FOR DIVERSE TALENT
We recruit TRIO students from various institutions, including HBCUs and R1 research universities
TCDP prepares students to meet the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) employment competency standards. All participants must demonstrate these competencies before referral for internships or full-time employment.
TCDP recruits TRIO students from various institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and R1 research universities.
COE is partnering with public and private employers to provide pathways to competitive careers for FGLI students through internships, career acceleration programs, and full-time jobs. Students participating in TCDP receive:
- Skills, strengths, and interest assessments
- Career exploration experiences
- Cognitive and technical skill development courses
- Intensive support from Career Development Mentors
READY TO GET STARTED?
Customize a Talent Sourcing Partnership to Meet Your Diversity Hiring Needs
COE customizes talent-sourcing partnerships to meet individual employer goals. Customization options include:
- Select institutions
- Specific Majors
- Year of study
- Geographic preferences
- Internships/job postings
- Direct marketing
- Screened referrals
COE will pre-screen candidates based on your internship or job requisition profile to find the best match. We also offer employers consultations to support the successful recruitment and retention of FGLI talent. Contact Jennifer Wider at [email protected] to establish a talent-sourcing partnership.
Federal TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans’ Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program) help students to overcome economic, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.
faces of trio
Talent Search, Case Western Reserve University
McNair Scholars, Jackson State University
McNair Scholars, University of Central Florida
John Paul Abenojar
McNair Scholars, San Diego State University
Student Support Services, Northern Arizona University
Student Support Services, University of Northern Colorado
Student Support Services, Lehman College – CUNY
Upward Bound, Abraham Lincoln High School
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