Webinar: How Libraries Are Graduating Adults 100% Online

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| By Gale Staff |

Right now, your library can play a key role in serving a vulnerable population—adult high school dropouts. Currently, they’re experiencing a 21.2% unemployment rate, up 15% since the onset of COVID-19.¹

There are more than 30 million American adults without a high school diploma.2  Your library can offer a path to a brighter future with Career Online High School.

Learn more about this accredited high school completion program that provides graduates with a high school diploma (not a GED) and an entry-level career certificate in one of 10 high-demand employment fields.

While other diploma programs may currently be on pause, Career Online High School is delivered 100% online. Students continue to have uninterrupted, 24/7 access to coursework, and contact with their academic coach during COVID-19.

Join Harris County Public Library and Gale for a 30-minute webinar:
Caps, Gowns & Bright Futures: Your Library Can Graduate Adults
Thursday, May 28, 2–2:30 PM ET

Panelist Marisa Schneider, an adult literacy specialist, will share why their library chose Career Online High School, and how they’re managing the program during COVID-19.

Diana Doetzel from Gale will discuss program basics including resources to support student recruitment and tools for program success.

Consider joining the more than 150 public library systems across the country offering a second chance at a high school education. Adults are graduating (nearly 3,500 and counting). And lives are being changed.

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will receive an email post-event with the URL to access the on-demand recording at your convenience.


1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “The Employment Situation—April 2020,” news release no. USDL-20-0815, May 8, 2020
2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

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