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TRUMPET Program: FAQ

Training, Retaining, and Uplifting African-American Males to Produce Educational Triumphs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the TRUMPET Program?

The TRUMPET Program is the support services prong of a 5 year federal competitive PBI (Predominantly Black Institutions) grant from the Education Department. The purpose of the TRUMPET program is increase the participation and graduation rates of Black males at Northeastern Technical College.

Who can join the TRUMPET Program?

Any Black male enrolled at Northeastern Technical College can apply for membership into the TRUMPET Program.

How do I join the TRUMPET Program?

Interested students should complete the TRUMPET Membership Application Form which can by clicking the link. 

TRUMPET CORE: Each semester, the TRUMPET Program invites up to 25 Black males enrolled at NETC to join our growing Core group. The men inducted in the TRUMPET CORE will form the primary TRUMPET cohort. 

Eligible students who complete a TRUMPET Application, but are not invited into the TRUMPET CORE are still considered members of the TRUMPET Program. 

My textbooks are too expensive for me to purchase. I need help. Can the TRUMPET Program help me?

Yes, textbooks are expensive. Yes, the TRUMPET Program can help. The TRUMPET Program operates a Lending Library aimed at removing the barrier that expensive textbooks create.

Our lending library provides new and used textbooks for NETC students to checkout. Top priority goes to TRUMPET Members follwed by students experiencing a hardship. Students interested in checking out a textbook from our Textbook Lending Program should complete and submit a Book Request Form.

I am not a TRUMPET Member and I am not experiencing a financial hardship. Can I still request textbook(s)?

Yes, starting the 2nd full week of classes, textbooks that are still on our shelves will become available for any NETC student who wishes to request them.

Students wishing to requests a textbook should complete and submit a Book Request Form online. Requests are honored on a first come, first serve basis.

I need a laptop to complete work for my classes. Can the TRUMPET Program help me?

Yes, the TRUMPET Program has laptops available for checkout by NETC students. Laptops are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. When they are gone, they are gone. Checkouts are Monday through Thursday and are due back by the last day of final exams. Students interested in checking out a laptop should complete and submit a Laptop Request Form.

I am struggling in one or more of my classes. I need help! Can the TRUMPET Program help me?

Yes, the TRUMPET Program offers both face-to-face and online tutoring. Face-to-Face tutoring is available on the Cheraw, Bennettsville, and Dillon campuses. Please check with your campus Cohort Support Staff for tutor times and availability. The TRUMPET Program also provides NETC students with several online tutoring resources such as:

This seems too good to be true. What is required of me?

We require a blood oath of allegiance and the naming rights to your first born child. Realistically, to whom much is given, much is expected. We are investing a lot of time, money, and resources into removing common barriers that hamper student success. All we ask is that you take college seriously.  Lead by example. Be the student that you want your children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, and little cousins to be. Attend class regularly. Complete assignments in a timely manner. Communicate with your instructors. Ask for and/or seek help when needed.

Additionally, we require active and enthusiastic participation in TRUMPET activities and events. These activities and events include, but are not limited to:

  • Cohort Meetings & Workshops
  • Community Service Events
  • College & Industry Tours/Fairs
  • Cultural Events
  • Peer and/or Youth Mentoring
  • CSI/Midterm Progress Reports
  • The TRUMPET Sounds

Cohort Meetings - Tuesday, 11:00am - 11:45am

Workshops - Thursdays, 11:00am - 11:45am

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