In partnership with Venture Global LNG, SOWELA is offering a free Fiber Optics training class to Calcasieu and Cameron parish residents. The five-day class starts Monday, December 11, and meets from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Successful completers earn three certifications and will be certified to work as Fiber Optics Technicians. Spots are limited.
The free training includes the following certifications and hands-on learning:
Normally, these certifications cost a total of $2,835.
Class will be held 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.
According to Salary.com, the average salary for a Fiber Optics Technician in Louisiana is about $60,000 or more with experience. With multiple companies expanding their fiber footprint in Southwest Louisiana, individuals with Fiber Optics certifications are in-demand in the current job market.
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