| By Sydney Fairman |
In an Aug. 26 ceremony, the first-ever graduating class of Safety Harbor Public Library’s Career Online High School program received their diplomas. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of eight graduates with families, friends, and fellow community members.
Career Online High School is a self-paced, accredited online high school diploma for adults age 19 and over, offered free by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services to library cardholders within Pinellas County. In addition to a high school diploma, the eight graduates received a career certificate, including options such as child care and education, food and hospitality, retail and customer service and more.
“This wonderful program is another example of how libraries today change lives in a big way. With their diplomas in hand, graduates have more job opportunities, can advance in their current careers or continue on to higher education, and be examples for their children. It’s a life changing accomplishment. We are so proud of them.”
– Lisa Kothe, Safety Harbor Library Director
To learn more about offering this life-changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.
Banner Image: TAMPA BAY NEWSPAPERS/SAFETY HARBOR LIBRARY The 2018 graduating class of Safety Harbor Public Library’s Career Online High School program.