Fiber Optics Training Scholarships Now Available at SOWELA

Each Scholarship Covers Three Trainings Needed to Launch a Career as a Fiber Optics Technician

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 10, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College is currently offering a limited number of Fiber Optics Scholarships to cover the three trainings needed to launch a career as a Fiber Optics Technician. The scholarships were made possible through a donation from AT&T and cover the Certified Fiber Optic Technician Course (CFOT), Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance (CFOS/T) and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S).

A total of eight scholarships are available for individuals with low-to-moderate income and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Due to the limited number of scholarships, interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at our Fiber Optic Training page.

Normally, these classes total $2,835. Applicants that do not qualify for the scholarship can still register for the trainings at a discounted cost of $1,400. Payment plans are available.

Fiber Optics training courses will be held November 13-17 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. Training includes both theory and 85% hands-on activities to prepare students to take the certification exams sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association.

For more information, contact SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or email

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 85 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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