Free program aims to help NM adults earn high school diploma

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The state has launched a program designed to help adults (19 and older) earn a high school diploma through their public library. Currently, six libraries in New Mexico offer the “Career Online High School” program.

Enrollment is limited and requires a library card, but comes at no cost to students. Those who start the program have 18 months to finish and can earn an entry-level career certificate in one of nine employment areas.

The Six Participating Libraries Include:

According to a news release, the New Mexico State Library decided to invest in the program to help New Mexicans wishing to finish their education, but were having difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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