~Graduation event for students who have completed their High School Diploma through Penn Foster~

CareerSource Tampa Bay’s program for young adults called Tampa Bay Hires will host a graduation event for Penn Foster High School Diploma completers on Wednesday, November 1, 2023. The event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 9215 N. Florida Ave., Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612.

This event honors job seekers who have completed their Online High School Diploma through Penn Foster, funded by the Tampa Bay Hires and Welfare Transition Program.  These programs serve low-income youth and adults through CareerSource Tampa Bay. The staff who serve these customers have collaborated to ensure that the community can celebrate those who complete this important milestone.

“We are happy to recognize the graduates who have achieved this significant milestone,” said John Flanagan, President and CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay.  “This occasion will commemorate the achievements of our program participants.”

“Penn Foster graduates usually do not have the opportunity to walk across the stage, and we are excited to give that opportunity to students who work hard in our program to complete and receive their diplomas,” says Leondra Foster, CSTB Interim Youth Program Director. “We are so proud of our participants and look forward to continuing to guide them to their next big accomplishment.”

This event is open to those with an invitation only. Individuals interested in attending must RSVP.

If you or someone you know is 16 to 24 years of age and needs assistance with attaining their GED, Online High School Diploma, or returning to school, Tampa Bay Hires can get them on the right career pathway with tuition assistance, career coaching, and guidance.

To get started, young adults can visit

hires/tampa-bay-hires-online-pre-screen/ and complete the program pre-screen.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,377,669.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 97,000 services to 20,000 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2021-CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our six career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.

Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network, to learn more, visit



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