Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) is a Federal TRIO program free of cost to our participants. The program assists students with enhancing their academic skills, increasing retention and graduation rates. Our goal is the successful completion of postsecondary education.
SSS supports study skills through individual instruction and group workshops each semester to aid students in academic, social, and personal growth.
Tutors are available each semester and assigned based upon the ability of the participant to benefit from tutoring, the availability of funding, and the availability of a qualified tutor. Click the link for the current tutoring schedule and tutor contacts.
Cultural Enrichment Trips
Students will have an opportunity to visit 4-year institutions, and experience learning through cultural events and activities.
Computer Instruction Lab
Participants have the privilege of using computers reserved for their use. We provide state of the art computers, internet access, and a wide range of software all available to SSS students.
Academic, Financial, and Personal Advising
Students participating in the Student Support Services program will have the opportunity to meet with our academic advisor on a range of subjects to include academic and personal advising, and completing Buttonwood Financial Literacy and other available resources for success. Mentoring Students who are connected and feel comfortable at an institution are more likely to graduate. The Student Support Services (SSS) mentoring program at J.F. Drake State Technical College is built around the philosophy that personal connection with our advisors and student leaders will support student self-advocacy and lead to students who are determined to graduate.
Students may be eligible if they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has been accepted for enrollment at J.F. Drake State Technical College, demonstrate an academic need, and meet one or more of the following:
-First-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
-Meet federal low-income eligibility
-Student with documented disability
ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANT AID
-Must be enrolled full-time
-Must have a Pell Grant
-Participate in program activities
Business Etiquette Lunch
TRIO in Action
For additional information about the Student Support Services program contact us:
Building 700, Room 708